Frank Zappa

Info about Frank Zappa
Country United States
Added By Mike
13 years ago
Base Genre
1966-1972 Rock
1973 Jazz
1973-1984 Rock
1984 Classical
1984-2015 Rock
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http://www.myspace.com/frankzappa
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8.0 x47
Orchestral Neo Prog Rock in Opposition/Electronic
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38 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 21 users think it is prog, three users think it is merely related to prog and one user thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 452 studio tracks by Frank Zappa.
Track durations range from 13s to 37m 34s, averaging at 4m 26s with a standard deviation of 3m 40s.
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Comment by O666 3 years ago
Frank ZappaListen - The Man From Utopia 1983
9.6
Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Fusion
Many of Zappa's fans don't like this album BUT I love it!! If you ask me why , I can't give you a clear answer! IMO you must look from other P.O.V to this album and see that like "One Song" album. I know this isn't a concept album. This is a "Electronic Experimental Jazz in Opposition " album in my opinion!
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Comment by O666 3 years ago
Frank ZappaListen - Sheik Yerbouti 1979
9.1
Eclectic Prog Rock in Opposition/Jazz
One of Zappa's fav album for me."Hard Rock in Opposition !!"
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Review by UMUR 9 years ago <Permalink>
Frank ZappaListen - One Size Fits All 1975
10.0
Prog Rock in Opposition
One Size Fits All is a milestone in Frank Zappa ´s discography and a favorite of mine. The weird humour, the tightly played fusion rythms, the bluesy guitar licks and soloing, the clever vocal arrangement and funny lyrics. It´s all there to make One Size Fits All one of Zappa ´s best albums. Inca Roads is probably the the song that Zappa wrote that comes closest to the classic definition of progressive rock, but imidiately after that song ends we´re treated with the silly but extremely humorous Can´t Afford No Shoes . All songs are of high quality but the aforementioned Inca Roads, Floentine Pogen and Andy really makes my blood boil. Evelyn, A Modified Dog Always make me roll over with laughter, even after listening to the album countless times. All in all this is probably the best place to start if you´re new to Zappa . A masterpiece.
Comment by SaltyJon 9 years ago
Frank ZappaListen - Jazz From Hell 1986
7.0
Experimental Prog Rock
I can see a lot of listeners not enjoying the majority of this album. It's definitely a very hard one to get into, and nowhere near the genius of Uncle Frank's best works.
Comment by SaltyJon 9 years ago
Frank ZappaListen - Uncle Meat 1969
9.0
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
It's got some filler vocal bits in it, but some amazing works of music too. The film extracts don't do anything for me, but other than that I'd say it's an essential release.
Review by UMUR 10 years ago <Permalink>
Frank ZappaListen - Roxy & Elsewhere 1974, Live
9.2
Prog Rock in Opposition
One of the best Zappa live albums. I greatly enjoy this hilariously funny, extremely wellplayed and essential Frank Zappa album. Lots of classics on this one including Cheepnis, Penguin in Bondage, Echidna´s Arf ( Of You) and the 16:40 minute long Be-Bop Tango with audience participation and the legendary Zappa comment: "Jazz is not dead. It Just Smells Funny".
Comment by Mike 11 years ago
Frank ZappaListen - Make A Jazz Noise Here 1991, Live
9.1
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
This album is definitely *the* Zappa live album when it comes to Jazz ... I think it's much better than his Jazz studio albums (e.g. Jazz From Hell) because there's so much improvisation going on here and everything's top notch: musicianship, composition, production, mood, experimentality ...
Review by Mike 12 years ago <Permalink>
Frank ZappaListen - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore 2 1988, Live
9.0
Avant-Garde Prog Rock/Jazz
Unlike the other YCDTOSA double albums (which are loose collections of unreleased live tracks) this is one entire concert: Helsinki, 1972. It shows Zappa and the band in perfect form, and apart from Dupree's Paradise and the Finnish song everything is very nice. A real highlight is the Village/Echidna/Don't You Ever... package, performed at much faster pace than on Roxy & Elsewhere. Especially Village of the Sun is hilarious. The whole albums is very humorous, with many funny conversations and jokes, and of course the legendary "Whipping Floss" version of Montana.
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Rating by Carpetcrawler
Frank ZappaListen - You Are What You Is 1981
8.9
Prog-Related Rock
A album, very much focussed on lyrics and musical parodies (i.e. Doreen with the endless outro or contry parody Harder Than Your Husband)
first four songs IMO aren't that good, then the album gets better.
Highlights: YAWYI, Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Heavenly Bank Account, Suicide Chump, Drafted Again.
Lowlights: Dumb All Over (very boring to listen to), Teenage Wind
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Review by Mike 13 years ago <Permalink>
Frank ZappaListen - Zappa In New York 1976, Live
8.4
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
This double live album is a great mix of humor and musicianship. Especially Cruising for Burgers and the two versions of Black Page are very dense and demanding pieces, while Titties and Beer or Punky Whips are more comedy than music. I also really like the Illinois Enema Bandit, which is the most straight forward Zappa Blues song that I know.

A very good album to get to know Zappa!
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Hot Rats 1969
 #1

9.0 x24
Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Fusion
Apostrophe 1974
 #2

8.6 x15
Avant-Garde Prog Blues/Jazz
The Grand Wazoo 1973
 #3

9.0 x13
Technical Prog Fusion/Rock
Weasels Ripped My Flesh 1970
 #4

8.6 x13
Experimental Technical Prog Rock/Jazz
Overnite Sensation 1973
 #5

8.7 x13
Technical Prog Rock in Opposition
Sheik Yerbouti 1979
 #6

8.1 x15
Eclectic Prog Hard Rock/Pop
One Size Fits All 1975
 #7

8.9 x10
Technical Prog Rock
Joe's Garage 1979
 #8

8.2 x10
Free Form Technical Prog Rock
Waka/Jawaka 1972
 #9

8.2 x8
Technical Prog Rock/Fusion
Freak Out 1966
 #10

7.9 x11
Avant-Garde Prog Rock/Independent
Absolutely Free 1967
 #11

8.1 x9
Psychedelic Prog Rock/Independent
Uncle Meat 1969
 #12

8.4 x6
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Läther 1996
 #13

8.0 x3
Avant-Garde Prog Rock in Opposition/Classical
Lumpy Gravy 1967
 #14

8.2 x6
Technical Prog Rock/Jazz
Studio Tan 1978
 #15

7.9 x7
Experimental Technical Prog Rock/Jazz
We Are Only in It for the Money 1968
 #16

7.7 x7
Psychedelic Prog Blues/Independent
Burnt Weeny Sandwich 1969
 #17

8.3 x4
Technical Prog Rock/Fusion
The Man From Utopia 1983
 #18

7.6 x5
Technical Experimental Prog Rock/Fusion
Zoot Allures 1976
 #19

7.8 x4
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
You Are What You Is 1981
 #20

7.6 x5
Eclectic Neo Prog Rock/Jazz
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Orchestral Favorites 1979
 2 years ago
Jozef47
7.8
Orchestral Instrumental Prog Independent/Classical
Zoot Allures 1976
 2 years ago
Jozef47
7.8
Avant-Garde Prog-Related Rock
The Grand Wazoo 1973
 3 years ago
Jozef47
9.7
Technical Prog Fusion
Hot Rats 1969
 4 years ago
Jozef47
9.4
Technical Prog Fusion
Apostrophe 1974
 4 years ago
Jozef47
9.3
Avant-Garde Prog Jazz/Rock
Waka/Jawaka 1972
 4 years ago
Jozef47
8.2
Technical Prog Fusion
Cheap Thrills 1998, Compilation
 4 years ago
rushfan4
6.0
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Jazz From Hell 1986
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention 1985
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.0
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger 1984
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.6
Symphonic Instrumental Non-Prog Classical
Francesco Zappa 1984
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.0
Non-Prog Classical
Thing-Fish 1984
 4 years ago
rushfan4
6.0
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Them or Us 1984
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
The Man From Utopia 1983
 4 years ago
rushfan4
6.0
Prog-Related Rock
You Are What You Is 1981
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.1
Neo Prog-Related Rock
Joe's Garage 1979
 4 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Sheik Yerbouti 1979
 4 years ago
rushfan4
7.4
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
Sleep Dirt 1979
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Avant-Garde Prog Rock