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The Wire (p.66) - "[T]he fat sound of trumpets and trombones collide like soft clouds into scurrying insectile percussion and Zappa's surgically precise electric guitar excursions."Down Beat (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese performances showcase dense pieces written out in great detail -- featuring an imposing 20-piece band filled with woodwinds, horns and saxophones."116.0683

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"LIST is a fascinating trip into the eclectic roots of one of rock's most polarizing, pioneering figures."Rolling Stone92.85461

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Compiler Derek Barker's exhaustive research has come up trumps, excavating a formidable selection, from The Robins' 'Riot in Cell Block Number 9'...to Igor Stravinsky."92.85461

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Q (8/95, pp.150-151) - 3 Stars - Good - "...vulgar songs of sleaze and dirty love done with pornographic gusto..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/95, p.102) - "...a rock album that demonstrates [Zappa's] vast production skills and ability to coax fine playing from the likes of Jean-Luc Ponty, George Duke and Ruth Underwood..."81.24778

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Q (8/95, pp.150-151) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "A pair of side-long 'underground oratorios' crystallising Zappa's life themes--the corruptions of materialism, the vacuity of modern culture, the value of vegetables--and his technique, montaging ham-fisted mock opera with puerile bubblegum and a jazz-rock that writhes with exhilaration..."Down Beat - 3 Stars - GoodOption - Recommended69.64095

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Rolling Stone (5/31/69, p.37) - "...a consummate piece of work...as instrumentation, it is artistry...expertly crafted cynicism...a serious piece of music..."Down Beat - RecommendedMojo (Publisher) (p.139) - "Zappa's sixth album placed the focus on his instrumental prowess. The result is rich with his arch and artful compositions..."65.65812

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Rolling Stone (8/6/70, p.33) - "...Jean-Luc Ponty is a French gypsy violinist with an unusually fluid style that is full of wide leaps, unorthodox bowing techniques, and big surprises....a major musical mastermind..."Down Beat (12/93, p.46) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...[KING KONG is] the extraordinary 1969 album that helped establish Ponty as a versatile and progressive jazz violinist....the violinist twists and turns through straightahead and free jazz, 20th-century classical and rock stylings...."Musician (12/93, p.93) - "...Ponty's command of Frank Zappa's quirky polymetric arrangements on KING KONG have aged gracefully....[it] makes us long for the days when we believed a violinist had arrived who could blow modern jazz in tune, and with feeling...."58.37874

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Rolling Stone (10/1/70, p.42) - "...This random collection...finds the group peerless in the field of amalgamating satire, musical adventuresomeness, and flash..."Entertainment Weekly (12/17/93, p.36) - "...the original Mothers' last gasp, WEASELS contains some of Zappa's looniest work in a free jazz vein..."Q (8/95, pp.150-151) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...as diverse and dynamic as any Mothers' album. Not a dull moment..."Goldmine - Highly Recommended58.03413

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Q (8/95, pp.150-151) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Zappa's meditation on the universe..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.139) - "[L]yrically socio-political and musically cohesive."Uncut (magazine) (p.70) - "Highly rated among Zappaologists....[With] guest slots from the legendary Johhny 'Guitar' Watson."58.03413

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"[A]s warped and joyful and Zappa himself." Rolling Stone53.35789

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"Funny, absurd, and, in retrospect, insightful." Mojo38.11279

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The Wire (p.73) - "[A] tight outfit whose members could have slotted in with Frank Zappa, Miles Davis or The Soul Syndicate."0.7876759

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JazzTimes (p.93) - "The intense unisons on 'The Robe of Priestly Proportions' recall Frank Zappa's ensemble discipline and wah-inflected six-string abandon."0.6892164

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[This] mixes a selection of early 60s material with more recent studio and live tracks....Most fascinating of all are tracks engineered by a fresh-faced Frank Zappa..."0.6892164

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Alternative Press (11/99, p.90) - 3 out of 5 - "...ultimately just fancy jams to drape fancy fretwork over....he's down with hip-hop and electro-funk, while peppering the whole shebang with weird, amusing samples....would make Frank Zappa proud..."0.590757

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Living Blues (1-2/95, p.100) - "...covers J.B. Lenoir, Ray Charles, Big Joe Williams, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Percy Mayfield, and Frank Zappa to no particular end....The group's several originals are similarly eclectic, tending to add rock and country elements..."0.590757

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Entertainment Weekly (10/4/02, p.155) - "...This has the feel of a surrealist Broadway musical - or Frank Zappa's 200 MOTELS minus the smut. All in all, bloody okay." - Rating: BUncut (2/03, p.85) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...It rocks, desperately and epically, and is funny and heartbreaking. Love it without irony..."a0.4922974

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Down Beat (p.65) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] paean to other free-thinking composers who have experimented with rhythm: from Steve Reich to George Russell to Frank Zappa."JazzTimes (p.53) - "After a brief 29-second overture revs up the electronics, Hollenbeck apportions one new piece to every member of the band."0.4922974

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Rolling Stone (3/5/93, p.39) - 3 Stars - Good - "...at times equals the textural brilliance of Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa..."Entertainment Weekly (2/12/93, p.57) - "...The songs are accessible, but never obvious enough to kill a laugh..." - Rating: AQ (5/93, p.96) - 3 Stars - Good - "...black, and predominantly self-deprecating, humor runs rife alongside tricky tempo changes and the plain goofy....Hall has obviously struck a nerve..."(3/93, p.53) - "...It's rare that music makes you laugh out loud and want to play air guitar at the same time....explodes into a cornucopia of weird things....tremendously fun..."NME (Magazine) (4/3/93, p.28) - 7 - Very Good - "...a set of songs that range from delirious cartoon novelty to full-slam guitar swoon..."0.3446082

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Q (4/01, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Good old-fashioned songwriting craft....a potent reminder of why Alice Cooper were signed to Frank Zappa's Straight label in the first place..."Alternative Press (5/01, p.96) - "...This 1973 gem still sounds thrilling...due to the songs' grandiose tunefulness, the band's astounding performances and the singer's irrefutable charisma..."CMJ (3/5/01, p.15) - "...The live material...is frankly, a how-to-lesson in hard rock. The Coop's original band was one of the greatest, and is criminally underrated..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.122) - "...What's most apparent is the debt of the band's so-so strut owed to The Who: 'No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'Generation Landslide' were virtually Townshend by numbers, and Alice's vocals owed a huge debt to Daltrey's hoary bark..."0.3446082

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Q (4/01, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Good old-fashioned songwriting craft....a potent reminder of why Alice Cooper were signed to Frank Zappa's Straight label in the first place..."Alternative Press (5/01, p.96) - "...This 1973 gem still sounds thrilling...due to the songs' grandiose tunefulness, the band's astounding performances and the singer's irrefutable charisma..."CMJ (3/5/01, p.15) - "...The live material...is frankly, a how-to-lesson in hard rock. The Coop's original band was one of the greatest, and is criminally underrated..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.122) - "...What's most apparent is the debt of the band's so-so strut owed to The Who: 'No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'Generation Landslide' were virtually Townshend by numbers, and Alice's vocals owed a huge debt to Daltrey's hoary bark..."0.3446082

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Q (4/01, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Good old-fashioned songwriting craft....a potent reminder of why Alice Cooper were signed to Frank Zappa's Straight label in the first place..."Alternative Press (5/01, p.96) - "...This 1973 gem still sounds thrilling...due to the songs' grandiose tunefulness, the band's astounding performances and the singer's irrefutable charisma..."CMJ (3/5/01, p.15) - "...The live material...is frankly, a how-to-lesson in hard rock. The Coop's original band was one of the greatest, and is criminally underrated..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.122) - "...What's most apparent is the debt of the band's so-so strut owed to The Who: 'No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'Generation Landslide' were virtually Townshend by numbers, and Alice's vocals owed a huge debt to Daltrey's hoary bark..."0.3446082

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3 stars out 4 -- "Watson combines a blaxploitation styled Superfly machismo with a seedy glamour and down-home grittiness..." Mojo0.2541192

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