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Zoot Allures


Download links and information about Zoot Allures by Frank Zappa. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Humor genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 42:25 minutes.

Artist: Frank Zappa
Release date: 1976
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Humor
Tracks: 9
Duration: 42:25
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No. Title Length
1. Wind Up Workin' In a Gas Station 2:29
2. Black Napkins 4:17
3. The Torture Never Stops 9:48
4. Ms. Pinky 3:47
5. Find Her Finer 4:21
6. Friendly Little Finger 4:18
7. Wonderful Wino 3:40
8. Zoot Allures 4:16
9. Disco Boy 5:29



This album is Mastered for iTunes. For those who wish Frank Zappa would shut up and play his guitar more often, 1976's Zoot Allures occupies a special place in the Zappa catalog. It's not an instrumental record, as many later releases would specifically allow, but it is Zappa stripping back the craziness for a tasteful, even mildly subdued approach. "Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station" is a freaky and insanely catchy and quick opening number, but the instrumental "Black Napkins" cuts to the heart of 1970s FM radio rock, with one of Zappa's strongest guitar solos and a guitar-organ arrangement worthy of Meddle to Wish You Were Here-era Pink Floyd. The dark whispery vocals of "The Torture Never Stops" adds to the menace of the female screams and the noir-inspired guitar solos. "Friendly Little Finger" features a twisted guitar lead that's pure Zappa mayhem. "Zoot Allures" is even more melodic and delicious. Hard rock that cruises the avenues cements the Iggy Pop-like "Wonderful Wino." "Disco Boy" is more demented satire from an artist who looked upon all trends with deep suspicion and cutting humor.