FRANK ZAPPA — Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa

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3.21 | 6 ratings | 2 reviews
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Boxset / Compilation · 1995

Tracklist

1. Peaches en Regalia (3:37)
2. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow (single version) (3:34)
3. Dancin' Fool (3:43)
4. San Ber'dino (5:57)
5. Dirty Love (2:57)
6. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama (3:31)
7. Cosmik Debris (4:14)
8. Trouble Every Day (5:49)
9. Disco Boy (5:08)
10. Fine Girl (3:29)
11. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (3:42)
12. Let's Make the Water Turn Black (2:01)
13. I'm the Slime (3:34)
14. Joe's Garage (single version) (4:08)
15. Tell Me You Love Me (2:33)
16. Montana (single version) (4:48)
17. Valley Girl (4:50)
18. Be in My Video (3:39)
19. Muffin Man (5:33)

Total Time: 76:55

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Chicapah
I've spoken to music fans (even jazzers) who admitted to actually being SCARED of Uncle Frank! To those cowering folk I recommend this great sampler to ease into Zappa's wonderful world of musical colors. He presented to the world what we needed most. A sense of humor and satire in a universe that insists on taking itself much too seriously. This isn't perfect, however, and I could do without hearing the grating Valley Girl ever again but it's included because it did chart due to its timely novelty. But with the rest of the CD you get a good dose of Mr. Z in his brilliance. San Ber'dino, Dirty Love, Cosmik Debris, Montana, Be in my Video and Muffin Man are all smile creators in the midst of incredible musicianship. And Peaches En Regalia should be the national anthem (Imagine hearing that at the olympics!). So, if you do not own any of his albums but have always wanted to peek through the keyhole and catch a glimpse of what's inside the mad but brilliant scientist's workshop, this is just the ticket for you.

Members reviews

seyo
This is a good collection of Zappa's "hits" spanning his entire career up to the point of its release. A worthwhile purchase for novices or casual listeners who might be unfamiliar with the works of this master. Also, given the enormous number of Zappa's studio and live output, it might be confusing to start listening his music catalogue, so this kind of single-disc collection may be useful.

But, in any self-respecting music collection, which prefers original studio or live albums and not "take the money and run" compilations, this item is superfluous. Unless you are a nerdy completest, of course!

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