FRANK ZAPPA DISCOGRAPHY-BURNT WEENY SANDWICH

Frank Zappa  really made this record like a sandwich with the bread being the first and last songs, both silly but well done doo-wop tunes. But it's the awesome instrumental music that is in between that makes this a must have Zappa  record. If you love "Hot Rats" then I think you will love the over 35 minutes of accessible instrumental music that is offered here.
The album is principally instrumental and sometimes the jam sessions hook into a hypnotic groove that entrance the listener. The trademark doo wop style is there as normal but it is not as laboured as other albums. The music ranges from neo-classical to straight out rock. Emphasizes include WPLJ, Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown and the epic Little House I Used to Live In. The starting track and epic finale are the best moments but general the album is a pleasurable listen showcasing the virtuoso musicianship of the Mothers of Invention. The tracks blend together and come across as one smooth work of art. Zappa is well known for chatting to the crowd and this is no exception as he backchats an audience member who complains about the servants in the arena; Zappa retorts "Don't fool yourself, everybody in this room is wearing a uniform." Another solid album for Zappa in a period where prog music was being defined and formulated.

 

 Tracks Listing

1. WPLJ (2:52) 
2. Igor's Boogie, Phase One (0:36)
3. Overture to a Holiday in Berlin (1:27)
4. Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich (4:32)
5. Igor's Boogie, Phase Two (0:36)
6. Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown (6:24)
7. Aybe Sea (2:46)
8. Little House I Used to Live In (18:41)
9. Valarie (3:15)



FRANK ZAPPA DISCOGRAPHY-BURNT WEENY SANDWICH FRANK ZAPPA DISCOGRAPHY-BURNT WEENY SANDWICH Reviewed by Klemen Hlupič on 03:01 Rating: 5

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