Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rare Meat: Early
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
15 minutes of early Zappa work
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 02/23/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has 6 two minute tracks and is only 15 minutes long. It is songs that Zappa participated in from 1962 to 1963. Sound quality is good, especially for independent recordings from the early sixties.
The first 2 songs were written by Zappa and performed by Zappa and Ray Collins (who would become part of the Mothers of Invention). The Heartbreakers songs are of unknown origin. These songs are typical early sixties, doo-wap rock songs. Think along the lines of Teen Angel.
The two Bud Guy songs are Holloween, monster songs. These type of songs were popular in the early sixties, with Monster Mash being the most famous.
If you want to get a historic perspective of Zappa, then you might enjoy this. There is some clumsy avant garde guitar work that is a sign of what is to come. I think the spot on the Tonight Show with Steve Allen where Zappa plays a bicycle tire is more interesting."