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Dweezil Zappa

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4.07 | 8 ratings | 1 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Earth (5:55)
2. Bad Girl (5:30)
3. F.W.A.K. (5:55)
4. The Kiss (4:37)
5. Anytime At All (1:50)
6. Vanity (3:40)
7. Helpless (4:19)
8. Shoogagoogagung (4:30)
9. Stayin' Alive (4:39)
10. Maybe Tonight (4:05)
11. Confessions Of A Deprived Youth (3:15)
12. Gotta Get To You (5:38)
13. Pain Of Love (5:30)
14. Obviously Influenced By The Devil (6:51)
15. Return Of The Son Of Shoogagoogagunga (6:45)

Total Time 72:59

Line-up / Musicians

- Dweezil Zappa / lead vocals, lead guitar, banjo
- Moon Zappa / vocals
- Scott Thunes / bass, background vocals
- Josh Freese / drums, drum programming
- Nuno Bettencourt / cello, lead & background vocals, guitar
- Pat Badger / background vocals
- Mike Keneally / guitar, harmony guitar, piano
- Ahmet Zappa / lead & background vocals
- Warren DeMartini / guitar
- Tim Pierce / guitar
- Steve Lukather / guitar
- Donny Osmond / vocals
- Gary Cherone / vocals
- Zakk Wylde / guitar

Releases information

CD Barking Pumpkin 1991

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DWEEZIL ZAPPA Confessions ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Right from the start, you can tell that Dweezil Zappa has progressed from the Eddie Van Halen imitation he performed on his first two albums, and has brough more of his own personality, and sense of invention to this one.

Earth begins with an orchestra tuning up, then has Dweezil playing a classically influenced electric guitar composition, before he settles into a song about our impending ecological disaster (a sentiment I presume he inherited from his mother). The song itself on the surface sounce fairly standard, but contains many time signature twists and turns. And this is why the album succeeds, as Dweezil has begun to learn many of his father Frank's techniques of keeping the listener on his toes.

Highlights are the many guitar solos throughout the album, and the instrumental Shoogagoogagung. There is also a hot cover of the Bee Gee's Stayin' Alive, with a surprising cameo lead vocalist. While it doesn't make up for the horrors of the disco era, it takes the signature song from the time, and makes it cool.

the only misstep is Vanity, which tries to be hip-hop, and mostly falls flat.

I'd give this album a strong 3.5 stars.

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