Label: Bizarre Records - 2MS 2024,Bizarre Records - 2024 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Musique Concrète, Avantgarde, Fusion, Doo Wop, Experimental, Parody
Just three years into their recording career, the Mothers of Invention released their second double album, Uncle Meatwhich began life as the largely instrumental soundtrack to an unfinished film. It's essentially a transitional work, but it's a fascinating one, showcasing Frank Zappa 's ever-increasing compositional Е.
Е. Семенкина* И А. Л. Фролова* - Черемуха / Ивушка (Shellac) and the Mothers ' emerging instrumental prowess. It was potentially easy to overlook Zappa 's melodic gifts on albums past, but on Uncle Meathe thrusts them firmly into the spotlight; what few lyrics there are, Zappa says in the liner notes, are in-jokes relevant only to the band.
Thus, Uncle Meat became the point at which Zappa began to establish himself as a composer and he would return to many of these pieces repeatedly over the course of his career.
Taken as a whole, Uncle Meat comes off as a hodgepodge, with centerpieces scattered between variations on previous pieces, short concert excerpts, less-realized experiments, doo wop tunes, and comedy bits; the programming often feels as random as the abrupt transitions and tape experiments held over from Zappa 's last few projects.
But despite the absence of a conceptual framework, the unfocused sprawl of Uncle Meat is actually a big part of its appeal. It's exciting to hear one of the most creatively fertile minds in rock pushing restlessly into new territory, even if he isn't always quite sure where he's going.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Recording Date October, - September, Imagination Hanging Out Playful. Track Listing - Disc 1. Uncle Meat Main Title Theme. Frank Zappa. The Voice of Cheese. Nine Types of Industrial Pollution. Zolar Czakl. Dog Breath, In the Year of the Plague. The Legend of the Golden Arches. Richard Berry. The Dog Breath Variations. Sleeping in a Jar. Our Bizarre Relationship. The Uncle Meat Variations.
Electric Aunt Jemima. Prelude to King Kong. A Pound for a Brown on Brezhoneg Raok - Alan Stivell - From Celtic Roots. Bus. Green Genes. We Can Shoot You. The Air. Project X. Cruising for Burgers. Track Listing - Disc 2. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt, Pt. Tango Na Minchia Tanta. King Kong Itself I. King Kong II. King Kong III. The Voice Of Cheese - The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat Kong IV.
King Kong V. King Kong VI. The Voice of Cheese Frank Zappa. Zolar Czakl Frank Zappa. Sleeping in a Jar Frank Zappa. Our Bizarre Relationship Frank Zappa. Electric Aunt Jemima Frank Zappa.
Prelude to King Kong Frank Zappa. Green Genes Frank Zappa. The Air Frank Zappa. Project X Frank Zappa. Cruising for Burgers Frank Zappa. King Kong V Frank Zappa.
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