(All Album Reviews by Chuck AzEee!)
In late 1967, Frank Zappa had released his first solo album, Lumpy Gravy, which coincided with the release of the opus, We're Only In It For The Money (as they were both recorded during the same time) but unlike We're Only In It For The Money, Lumpy Gravy, is two tracks of psychedelic avant-noise sound collages, which pre-dates the entire kraut-rock scene.
Amongst the muck, bits and traces of Zappa's staples are hidden within, the monolithic "King Kong", "Oh No" and "Take Your Clothes Of When You Dance" albeit that they appear here as instrumental tracks.
But despite all of that, this is one of Frank's weirdest recordings, as for it takes a patient ear to get through the 32 minutes that are recorded on Lumpy Gravy, just when you think that you are going to groove something, it either fades out, interrupted by orchestral pieces, psychobabble bantering, backwards tape manipulation.
Lumpy Gravy, stresses more emphasis on the bizarre side of rock music, and would serve as one of the forbearing recording to the kraut-rock and rock-in-opposition musical scene.