The Grand Wazoo (album) by Frank Zappa

The Grand Wazoo
The Grand Wazoo by Frank Zappa (1972)
Overall rank: 3,447th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 115 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1972 (62nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (621st)
Award Best albums of all time (3,447th)
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Frank Zappa: The Grand Wazoo =CD=
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Frank Zappa and The Mothers: The Grand Wazoo (strongVG Bizarre MS-2093 LP)
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The Grand Wazoo is ranked 6th best out of 107 albums by Frank Zappa on

The best album by Frank Zappa is Hot Rats which is ranked number 222 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,676.

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From Sandrof1969 02/15/2018 18:59
In anni in cui gli onanisti progressive tentavano improbabili nuove strade musicali, lui le trova, miscelando rock, funk, jazz con un suono assolutamente figlio del suo tempo e pure invecchiato bene.
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From Junomoogmello 01/07/2018 09:47
This and Waka Jawaka are my favourite Frank Zappa albums. I love the free form fusion jazz when I am in the right mood for it. I prefer Zappa's instrumental stuff although I have most of his albums. Depending on my mood, I enjoy most of his stuff, even the outright bizarre.
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From Coconut 02/20/2016 21:44
Musically amazing, another zany masterpiece from a master.
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From pantoffeljoscha 07/09/2015 02:09
One of the best Zappa albums! My personal number 4. And one of the the best jazz albums ever. Completely underrated. While Zappa invented Jazz-Rock with Hot Rats, he drove it to perfection with this album
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From Error Finn 02/05/2012 17:17
Only 1 chart and 4 points! Such a Shame. Eat that result...
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From hairymarx1 07/31/2011 17:18
The best Zappa album of the Waka/Jawaka and Hot Rats period, Grand Wazoo is also one of the most underrated within his extensive canon. Although the playing is possibly not as strident or experimental as say the jazz of 'Weasels', it does not enter the realms of kitsch as is the case with the overrated Hot Rats.
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