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Not as good as "Shut up and Play"
on 7 September 2004
This is the second album of live solos that Frank released. Although it does contain some great tracks, notably an unusually conventional 12-Bar Blues ('Sexual Harassment in the Workplace'), I find it to be an overall dissapointing album.
Far superior is Zappa's "Shut up and play your Guitar". This is another 2 cd album of Frank's live solos, and the solos are, generally speaking, more adventurous, inventive and pleasing to the ear than the solos on 'Guitar'.
However, this album does contain some wonderful music. My personal favourite is 'In-a-Gadda-Stravinsky', which has Frank playing the opening Bassoon theme from 'The Rite of Spring' over the riff from 'In-a-Gadda-da-Vida'. The sound quality throughout is excellent, and there's some good drumming from Chad Wackerman, doing his best to fill the clown-size shoes of Vinnie Colaiuta.
In conclusion, this is a good album, worth a purchase for a seasoned Zappa fan, but if you're new to Frank's soloing, then you're better off with "Shut up and play your Guitar".