Monday, January 31, 2005

Album of the Day

The Grand Wazoo, by Frank Zappa (1972): While the other big-band Zappa ablum, Waka/Jawaka, has what might be the best minute-and-a-half of Zappa music anywhere (the beginning of "Big Swifty"), The Grand Wazoo has a sustained excellence that its earlier counterpart lacks. The title track hangs together better than "Big Swifty" (on balance), and there's nothing here that feels like filler. A favorite of mine.

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