The Grand Wazoo by Frank Zappa
The guy who embodies the term progressive rock to its fullest extent makes his debut on my album reviews with his last album. Frank Zappa has a sense of humor in his music it seems, from the way his album covers look to the always changing music that somehow, doesn’t confuse you with your small brains, at least when compared to him. The Grand Wazoo is no exception, in fact, it sounds to me like one giant carnival if jazz and classic prog. He loves his wackiness and isn’t afraid to show it off to the people of his fanbase. Only five tracks and about 35 minutes but with one 13 minute epic right at the beginning. What may you think of that? A downside or a benefit? For me, the length of the album is a but of both because while I could listen to it in a breeze, I feel like I want more after this but don’t worry, I have more to listen to and review after this so sit down and be patient. This album is a must for any progressive Rick fan or jazz fan and is a surprising turn if events for me. Who knew I would like jazz music?
Very good album and a nice twist to what I’m used to in the prog world. I give this album a 9/10. I am the Grim Reaper, signing off.