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