Frank Zappa / PROGRESSIVE/ ART/ PSYCHEDELIC

Cruising with Ruben and the Jets-FRANK ZAPPA-1968


This the album where Zappa buries 50′s doo wop once and for all. Now me, I’ve never heard much of doo wop, having been born much much later, but from what I can comprehend, 50′s doo wop was the epitome of the psuedo individualization of pop music : corporate mass produced fodder for the suburban loving, mindless post WW-II, … Continue reading

Frank Zappa / PROGRESSIVE/ ART/ PSYCHEDELIC

Hot Rats-FRANK ZAPPA-1969


Just to give all the “he-can-only-make-fun-of-good-emotional-music-this-guy-cannot-be-taken-seriously” critics a swift kick in the nuts, Zappa went all instrumental, cast aside all the doo wop and spoken word parodies, and made an awesome all music all the time album which is my favourite Zappa album from the 60′s, as well as coming in the top 3 of my Zappa … Continue reading

CLASSIC/HARD ROCK / Creedence Clearwater Revival

Willy and the Poor Boys-CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL-1969


More of some  unforgettable  Rock’n’Roll. Combine this one and Cosmo’s Factory and you pretty much have the perfect playlist through the hard times, good times, long drives, exams, lonely nights, dull jobs, i.e. pretty much all of your life. Immortal stuff. Probably wouldn’t even bother to write about stuff this old and this classic, but … Continue reading

DESI ROCK / Sonic Flare

The Final Beginning – SONIC FLARE – 2012


When I listen to some of my favourite musicians’ discographies in chronological order, the one thing that’s most apparent while album hopping is a consistent trend towards maturity. It holds true even during some catastrophic missteps and bad decisions (St. Anger, anyone?). It’s the reason why most young musicians (myself included) are so insufferable. Listening to … Continue reading