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GO WITH WHAT YOU KNOW

Dweezil Zappa

 

Crossover Prog

3.74 | 12 ratings

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Evolver
Special Collaborator
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars This album was recorded and released just before Dweezil Zappa embarked on his ambitious and highly successful Zappa Plays Zappa project, which at this time is in it's sixth year. Dweezil shows here that he now has the skills and maturity to take on his father's vast and sometimes immature catalog.

Opening with a poppier track is something Frank did many times. Songs like Let Me Take You To The Beach, The Closer You Are and I Have Been In You begin albums in a lighter mood, belying the outrageous tracks to follow. So too with Dweezil's Love Ride, an infectious little ditty, that happens to be the only track with lyrics on the album.

What follows, however, is an album of guitar hero master, where Dweezil outshines even his mentor, Eddie Van Halen. Track after track, Zappa shows his diversity, whether playing metal, straight up rock, and even a little electric sitar and bluegrass.

Homages to Frank come in one track that sounds a bit like G-Spot Tornado, a guitar solo from a performance of Inca Roads, a recording of Peaces En Regalia, that begins by including tracks of Frank and Ian Underwood (from the original version, I believe) added into the mix. There is also a song called Chunga's Whisker's, the aforementioned bluegrass track, that appears to heva little in common with Chunga's Revenge other than the title.

My only complaint is that some of the songs don't dound complete. Some sound like they are merely vehicles to launch guitar solos (excellent ones, I might add, and two tracks, The Grind and Audio Movie appear to be made up of short riff just strung together.

But Zappa and his crew have come up with a guitar frenzied album that I'm sure would have made his dad proud.

Evolver | 4/5 |

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