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Tink Walks Amok - Zappa* - The Man From Utopia (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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We Are Not Alone. It has some nice saxophone from Bobby Martin as well as some great guitar work from Zappa and Steve Vai, as well as some nice call and respond play between the vibes and the guitars.

The only problem with this song is Zappa's vocals which are too out of place for a song like and this and he tries to hard to be funny at times. The Man from Utopia Meets Mary Lou is a "medley" piece as the album describes it to be, and it's actually a fun piece.

It brings memories of the song Dong Work for Yuda on Joe's Garage mainly in the vocal approach, and since that song was amazing, this song is good, but not as great as Dong Work For Yuda. The first is an anti-Union piece that is Zappa at his most sniping, and the latter is essentially a continuation of the Dangerous Kitchen type song that is just preposterous and not very interesting at all.

Luigi and the Wise Guys is an a capella piece with Roy Estrada getting one last moment in the spotlight with his signature Pachuco vocals with the rest of the group providing a solid backing vocal foundation. It's not the best song, but it's one of the only Zappa songs in this style. Moggio ends the album with a percussive beat that is really superb and the overall feel of the song is perfect and the musicianship is excellent. In the end, while not even remotely close to the best Zappa album this isn't a bad effort.

I like about half the songs on the album and I'm a bit disappointed with the rest, but that half fares particularly well when put up against his later works like Thing-Fish and Francesco Zappa.

If you want 80s Zappa, this may be one of the albums you'll want to go to. Most people don't like this album all that much, but I think it is a solid album.

The main problem with the album, though, comes from three tracks that are among the very worst Frank had committed to tape to that point. These three tracks combine for about fifteen minutes, and they absolutely destroy what would despite many other weaknesses be a mildly ok album.

On the plus side, the instrumentals, while kinda similar to stuff he'd already done, are quite good on the whole. The closing "Moggio" sounds an awful lot like an Uncle Meat outtake with 80's production, and that's not a bad thing, while "Tink Walks Amok" a solid guitar-line with entertaining basslines and effective drumming that would have fit in well early on You Are What You Is and especially "We Are Not Alone" driven by a nice saxophone line and featuring a lot of cool vibe or xylophone parts all measure up to Frank's usual standards of the past decade, and they help the rating quite a bit.

And, well, I can't get myself to totally hate the bonus track "Luigi and the Wise Guys;" it's amusing to me to hear Frank making a sucessful lampoon of doo wop again, as the entire track is a ridiculous set of generic doo wop vocals singing the dumbest lyrics imaginable. Sure it's a throwaway, but there have been worse throwaways. And unfortunately that's it. This is a very short album, much of which sucks, and pretty much none of it suggests the 'necessity' of Frank Zappa in the world of rock music at this point.

The better tracks should probably be heard at some point, but if you can't hear them without having to subject yourself to the worst stuff here, you should move on. The music inside is something of a mixed bag.

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Additional info:. COM Ref No. Related Artists:. The back cover shows the audience as seen from the stage during the concert in Palermo , which ended in a riot. The sleeve art is also a reference to Liberatore's comic character RanXerox. The album's opening track " Cocaine Decisions ", with its groove redolent of skiffle washboards, is an attack on drug-influenced businessmen and features a harmonica.

For "Jazz" and "Kitchen", Zappa had guitarist Steve Vai overdub complex guitar parts for the entire length of the songs, which perfectly copied Zappa's every word and syllable. This unique type of overdub was a one-time experiment that Zappa never repeated.

The technique that he uses in this particular song is very interesting: it's this half-sung, half-spoken performing method that's not quite like Sprechgesang , but what makes it so interesting is that he accompanies it with an instrumental solo.

I was very surprised to find out that the guitar part was recorded separately. As it seemed so synchronous, I was convinced that Zappa had sung and played at the same time. Nevertheless the technique itself, the idea of "the singing instrument" comes from "Dangerous Kitchen".

The Man From Utopia, an Album by Zappa. Released in March on Barking Pumpkin (catalog no. FW ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Comedy Rock, Art Rock.

9 thoughts on “Tink Walks Amok - Zappa* - The Man From Utopia (Vinyl, LP, Album)”

  1. Tot says:
    The Man from Utopia is an album by American musician Frank Zappa, released in March by Barking Pumpkin Records. The album is named after a s song, written by Donald and Doris Woods, which Zappa covers as part of "The Man from Utopia Meets Mary Lou".Genre: Hard rock, progressive rock, art rock, comedy rock.
  2. Dabei says:
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Man From Utopia on Discogs. Label: EMI - 1C 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Remastered, Stereo • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Novelty, Avantgarde, Parody/5(16).
  3. Faular says:
    This album is stylistically all over the place, ranging from the mutant doo-wop of Luigi and the Wise Guys, through a great cover of Mary Lou, the sequenced sounding Tink Walks Amok(a superb instrumental), the black and white sci-fi hued bizarre and unlike anything anyone else I have ever heard has done The Radio Is Broken(during which Frank and Bobby Martin burst out laughing as they try to /5(71).
  4. Kazishura says:
    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Man From Utopia on Discogs/5(6).
  5. Grozshura says:
    Jan 15,  · 11 videos Play all Frank Zappa –The Man From Utopia sojjic Frank Zappa: Son of Orange County + More Trouble Every Day - Duration: Zappa Jam 1,, views.
  6. Duzuru says:
    FRANK ZAPPA The Man From Utopia ( Dutch track LP, complete with lyric inner, custom song-hype stickered picture sleeve, promo stamped in gold on the reverse. The sleeve commemorates the riot & insect plagued Italian leg of the previous tour of Europe.
  7. Nikomi says:
    Tink Walks Amok is an instrumental that has an 11/8 main theme and some great bass riffing from Scott Thunes as well as some fantastic drumming from Chad Wackerman. It's the first of three great instrumentals on the album. The Radio is Broken has some classic vocal stylings from Roy Estrada and some silly vocals from Zappa as well/5(11).
  8. Nikogami says:
    Sep 09,  · Arthur “Tink” Barrow shines on the next song, the instrumental “Tink Walks Amok.” This fantastic polyrhythmic tune with multiple bass lines, all provided by Barrow, is very cool. Listening to this I’m beginning to think that this CD has got a good groove going .
  9. Zuktilar says:
    This album presents a mix of studio tracks and altered live recordings from Frank Zappa's hard rock period. The tone is definitely less rock-oriented than on Them or Us, only "Stick Together" and "Cocaine Decisions" qualifying as such. The most noticeable trend here is the half-spoken half-sung free-form numbers "The Radio Is Broken," "The Dangerous Kitchen," and "The Jazz Discharge Party Hats.

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