The Mothers of Invention - Absolutely Free
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1967 Ratings: #19 / 60
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1967 Ratings: #30
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Sorry if this seems like a poor review my mind is occupied with....current events.

Frank Zappa is just an amazing musican. I know this, I being is up constantly, I've dressed up as him for Halloween last year. I love his music to bits. On Absolutely Free, Zappa decides to satarize America and American culture....HAHAHAHAHAHA GREAT FUCKING TIMING ISN'T IT HOLY SHIT! OH MY GOD. *Panic ... read more
Only Zappa and The Mothers can really make me rock out to a song about vegetables... “Absolutely Free” saw the band really dial things up creatively, and the experimental/avant-grade nature of their music ended up mostly contributing to the success of the record.

The Mothers of Invention must have totally missed the 1967 memo. Where’s the “flower power”, sunshine and rainbows, hippie loving love songs made to drop acid to? Well, maybe the last bit can be applied ... read more
Freak Out! was surprisingly more tame broadly speaking compared to Absolutely Free, which is saying a lot given that the album was still unquestionably adventurous and avant garde. Much of those strange and artistic statements were condensed to the end of the album, but on Absolutely Free The Mothers of Invention go all in with experimentation, almost entirely leaving the conceptual pop satire behind.

With more time to explore across the full record and less of a constraint due to an ... read more
The Mothers' sophomore album shows much more of their experimental side thank Freak Out did, and as a result ends up being a little more consistently interesting. But where Freak Out excelled at making catchy tunes that would be stuck in your head for days to come, Absolutely Free more aims to be a great full-album experience that will make you want to return way more than any other album in The Mothers' '60s output.

Absolutely Free consists of thirteen tracks which make up two suites; ... read more
Why Don'tcha Do Me Right is such a great, catchy song omg.
Absolutely Free trades some of the wackiness of Freak Out! for a more consistent album. But don't you worry, this album still has it's crazy parts.
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Track List

  1. Plastic People
  2. The Duke Of Prunes
  3. Amnesia Vivace
  4. The Duke Regains His Chops
  5. Call Any Vegetable
  6. Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
  7. Soft-Sell Conclusion & Ending Of Side #1
  8. America Drinks
  9. Status Back Baby
  10. Uncle Bernie's Farm
  11. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
  12. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
  13. America Drinks & Goes Home

Added on: January 11, 2014