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Frank Zappa: The Freak-Out List (Chrome Dreams)

Gene Sculatti, Ugly Things, 2010

YOU GOTTA HAND it to the folks at Chrome Dreams. Recognizing a good thing, they've come up with yet another "unauthorized" Zappa title (their fifth, including the recommended Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention in the 1960s, reviewed here last issue). This one's closest in concept to Frank Zappa's Jukebox; here we get 88 minutes of historical and critical examination of some of the key names on the 100-plus thank-you list included on the inner sleeve of the original Freak Out!!! LP–hence the title.

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