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Frank Zappa/Mothers

  • Roxy and Elsewhere [DiscReet, 1974] C+

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Roxy and Elsewhere [DiscReet, 1974]
You can actually hear Zappa thinking on "More Trouble Every Day," and "Son of Orange County" is an uncommonly understated Nixon tribute. The rest is the usual eccentric clich├ęs, replete with meters and voicings and key changes that are as hard to play as they are easy to forget. C+