Chunga's Revenge (Remastered) Frank Zappa

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Label: Frank Zappa Catalog

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Frank Zappa

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  • 1Transylvania Boogie05:00
  • 2Road Ladies04:10
  • 3Twenty Small Cigars02:17
  • 4The Nancy & Mary Music09:28
  • 5Tell Me You Love Me02:34
  • 6Would You Go All The Way?02:30
  • 7Chunga's Revenge06:15
  • 8The Clap01:23
  • 9Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink02:43
  • 10Sharleena04:02
  • Total Runtime40:22

Info for Chunga's Revenge (Remastered)

The album introduced a new Mothers of Invention lineup that included former Turtles members Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, aka Flo and Eddie, as well as keyboardist George Duke, drummer Aynsley Dunbar and multi-instrumentalist Ian Underwood.

Frank Zappa’s third album within the space of a year, ‘Chunga’s Revenge’ ranges from hard rock to doo-wop and the avant-garde, standing the test of time.

"Chunga's Revenge marks the debut of Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (among several other musicians) with the Mothers, and while their schtick has not reached the graphic proportions it later would, the thematic obsessions of the 200 Motels period are foreshadowed on tracks like "Road Ladies" and "Would You Go All the Way?" Other vocal numbers include the hard-rocking "Tell Me You Love Me," the musicians' union satire "Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink," and the doo wop-influenced "Sharleena." Meanwhile, Frank Zappa's strong instrumental music incorporates Eastern European influences ("Transylvania Boogie"), cocktail jazz ("Twenty Small Cigars"), and the percussion-only "The Clap." Zappa's guitar tone is wonderfully biting and nasty throughout; George Duke provides another musical highlight by scat-singing a "drum solo." But while there are plenty of fine moments, Chunga's Revenge is in the end more of a hodgepodge transitional album, with less coherence than Zappa's other 1969-1970 works. Still, it will appeal to fans of that creatively fertile period in Zappa's oeuvre." (Steve Huey, AMG)

Frank Zappa, guitar (except 8), vocals (2, 6, 9, 10), harpsichord (3), Condor (5), drums and percussions (8)
Ian Underwood, organ (1), rhythm guitar (2, 5), piano (3), electric piano (4, 6, 9), alto saxophone (4), pipe organ (5), electric alto saxophone with wah-wah pedal (7), tenor saxophone (10), grand piano (10)
Aynsley Dunbar, drums (except 3, 8), tambourine (9)
John Guerin, drums (3)
Max Bennett, bass (1, 3, 7)
Jeff Simmons, bass (2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10), vocals (2, 4, 9, 10)
George Duke, organ (2, 10), electric piano (4, 5), vocal sound effects (4), trombone (6, 9)
Howard Kaylan, vocals (2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)
Mark Volman, vocals (2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10), rhythm guitar (9)
Don "Sugarcane" Harris, organ (7)

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