GTO's kick [something]!
Robert M. Katerzynske | Wisconsin | 03/15/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Zappa had a keen eye for wierd, stupid, esoteric music. Besides Capt. Beefhart and Larry Wildman Fischer, Frank found the GTO's. A so-called girl-group (in which all members are most probably dead by now). I haven't heard the whole cd but I did get to hear 3 or 4 songs. And I think these babes (if, in fact, they were babes)had a really cool 60s/70s hippie/stoner sound, laced with a little bit of ... action. Anybody who enjoys the wierd psychedelic-type of music that overwhelmed underground FM during this time will most assuredly appreciate the GTOs and what they stood for. And if any of the GTOs are still around, feel free to email me. You people kicked [something]!"
Jeff Beck Is In
Masami Takahashi | Rowland Heights CA | 12/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD after read "Real Frank Zappa Book" and find some interesting. 2 songs(track 5 & 17) music contribute by Davy Jones(Monkees),2 songs(track 7 & 11) music by Lowell George(MOI/Little Feat) and 1 song(track 9) music by Don Preston(MOI)
Track 14 became my fivor because play with Jeff Beck Group.probably over-dubs but Rod Stewart's vocal makes great match with Girls."
Tom Tuerff | That there Phoenix place | 03/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"To put it simply, "Permanent Damage" gives you an idea of what the Shaggs would have sounded like if they'd opted for studio musicians.
Most of them can't sing (although the harmonies on "Circular Circulation" are rather nice), their lyrical capabilities are fair at best, but you can tell they had a ball making the album.
All but two of the GTOs are dead at this writing, so don't be looking for a reunion tour!
If you're a Zappa completist, you'll definitely want to pick this up. If you're just curious, try to find a copy at a price you won't mind paying. Or have somebody loan it to you.