Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
Released December, 1972
The Pros:Creative use of a wide variety of instrument types. Enjoyable album by a wide variety of audiences. Has some complex, intense and impressive solos.
The Cons:Lacks the shock lyrics that some will be looking for.
1. For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers (6:06)
2. The Grand Wazoo (13:20)
3. Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus (2:57)
4. Eat That Question (6:42)
5. Blessed Relief (8:00)
Total Time: 37:03
- Frank Zappa / guitars, percussion, vocals
- Bob Zimmitti, Alan Estes / percussion
- Don Preston / mini-moog
- Toni Duran / guitars
- Erroneous / bass
- Aynsley Dunbar / drums
- George Duke / keyboards
- Ken Shroyer / multiple trombones
- Lee Clement / percussion
- Ernie Watts, Mike Altschul, Joel Peskin, Earl Dumler, Tony Ortega, Joanne Caldwell McNabb, Johnny Rotella, Fred Jackson / woodwinds
- Janet Neville-Ferguson, Sal Marquez / vocals
- Sal Marquez, Malcolm McNabb, Bill Byers, Ken Shroyer Ernie Tack / brass
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User Reviews (2)
creative use of a wide variety of instrument types
enjoyable album by a wide variety of audiences
has some complex, intense and impressive solos
mixes rock and jazz styles
ideal album for people not familiar with Frank Zappa's work, very representative
will satisfy hardcore music snobs that demand extreme displays of performance talent
lacks the shock lyrics that some will be looking for
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