Frank Zappa – Chunga’s Revenge – Our Shootout Winner from 2008

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Chunga’s Revenge

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This Bizarre Blue Label LP plays about as quietly as they ever do. Zappa in this period provides a musical wild ride on record like no other artist of his day. For those of you who appreciate his music this album is guaranteed to provide plenty of entertainment and will surely reward repeated plays. I listened to it hundreds of times in my high school days; to this day it holds a special place in my collection.

Like many Zappa records from the period, especially the two releases that immediately preceded this one, Weasils and Burnt Weeny, the sound is all over the place. The most you can hope for is that the best sounding tracks sound right, and here they definitely do. Play Twenty Small Cigars on side one, or The Clap on side two to hear that there is good sound on both sides.

Side One

More open and clear than other copies we played, with good space.

Side Two

The vocals are clear and tonally correct. The music works with the sound of this side.

TRACK LISTING

Side One

Transylvania Boogie 
Road Ladies
Twenty Small Cigars
Nancy And Mary Music

Side Two

Tell Me You Love Me
Would You Go All The Way
Chunga’s Revenge
Clap 
Rudy Wants To Buy Yez a Drink
Sharleena

AMG Review

Chunga’s Revenge marks the debut of Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (among several other musicians) with the Mothers… it will appeal to fans of that creatively fertile period in Zappa’s oeuvre.