Frank Zappa – Sleep Dirt   Leave a comment

One of the Warner Bros. lawsuit records, Mr. Frank was not happy when the label released it without his O.K. Which is kind of funny, since Sleep Dirt is one of his best records.

Those who are used to the Ryko release may be disappointed with this re-issue. Since the original analog master is being used, this release does not have the Suzannah Harris vocals for the tracks originally slated for the never-realized Hunchentoot (Frank’s stage play, not the computer software). Aside from a little studio chatter, Sleep Dirt is an excellent dose of Frank shutting up and playing his guitar. While the band is typically awesome, the bass work really stands out for me.

The sound quality of this re-issue is excellent, and has me wanting to curl up inside my speaker cabinets with the music. If any of the catalog gets the SACD treatment, this title is a must.

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Posted 2012/09/05 by MG Nagy in Uncategorized

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