Thursday, June 25, 2015

40 Year Itch: Cozy Little Footies On Their Mind

Kids Pajamas were especially creepy in 1975

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: Po-Jama People

   From One Size Fits All, one of Zappa's most highly regarded albums of the 1970's, comes "Po-jama People", which displays Zappa and his merry band at the height of their musical skills. This, along with album opener "Inca Roads", got some FM radio airplay in its day. Imagine the talent to arrange a song like this and then stand back in awe at the guitar solo, which may have been played on a fretless electric guitar Zappa was fooling around with at the time. Rated #18 in Rolling Stone's list of the Best Prog Rock Albums of All Time which is a far cry from the original review which suggested Zappa seemed content to merely "shuffle the deck a few times and deal out the same hand" as Apostrophe.

The album should also be noted for its cover, painted from the point of view of a cigar smoking God. 

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