I would certainly recommend this one for anyone searching for great Zappa solos. "Muffin Man", is one of Zappa's best ever.
The intro is a studio recording where "anthemic" "Muffin Man" throws in pseudo-vaudevillian keyboard lines (played by Paolo Lotti ) under a fascinatingly bizarre Zappa monologue about the greatness of muffins and Muffin Man that works at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen. ("...nothing so exalted on the face of God's grey earth as that prince of foods... The Muffin!!!") while the rest of the song is a great grumbling riff augmented by some more great, great guitar lines from the concert in Austin.
The song was inspired by the traditional nursery rhyme, TheMuffin Man.
Muffin Man appears on next Zappa Albums:
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6
The Best Of Frank Zappa
The Old Masters, Box III
You Can't Do That On The Radio Anymore
Strictly Commercial - Advance CD
An Evening In Detroit
What's New In Loreley?
Hammersmith Odeon (The Album)
Muffin Man Reviewed by Klemen Hlupič on 17:05 Rating: