My first Zappa record
Mr. Ian K. Willding | Adelaide, South Australia | 05/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chunga's Revenge was the first record of Frank Zappa that I'd heard, that was way back in 1971. It most certainly took me down a different road of music than I had been travelling on. It was a landmark for me and changed what I listened to from that time on. I loved Chunga's from the first hearing and it has been a favourite ever since, and has been in my collection(s) for 40 years. I love Frank Zappa music period, from the fluffy to the hardcore it doesn't matter.
Chunga's Revenge is a joy to listen to and just long enough that you wish there was more of it as Sharleena fades away with Frank's signature guitar solo wailing like a banshee wanting to stay and play on. Chunga's Revenge is a classic album, and a great lead in to the 1970's and the music revolution that followed.
I have given up comparing this song to that song when it comes to Frank, all have value, all have impassioned integrity that is Frank Zappa. Indeed I think Zappa was one of the premium artists of the last century. Chunga's Revenge is a perfect introduction to Frank Zappa music in my opinion, it certainly was for me. I recommend it highly.