(All Album Reviews by Chuck AzEee!)
The material that composed this phenomenal double CD set Uncle Meat, was the soundtrack to film that Frank never completed, but yet most are thrilled that he decided to release these recordings anyway.
Amongst the countless skits of spoken word dialogues and noise experimentation, the actual variations and completed songs would go on to in some form of another be reworked into different versions throughout Frank's career. But the "meat" of this album is the majestic jazz-rockish "King Kong". Although it has its variations, and on the credits it is listed as having six different movements, it is actually on complete song, with part six, a live version added to it.
Also on Uncle Meat, the father or the slower version of Hot Rats’ "Son Mr. Green Genes", "Mr. Green Genes" is here filled with lyrics and all. "Cruisin' For Burgers", "Sleeping In A Jar" makes a brief appearance, What would be a Frank record without "Louie Louie", a atonal version at that!
Asides the blabbering hen, who crops up annoying everyone with her nonsense, Uncle Meat is quite enjoyable, and up there with the best and most complex Frank and this version of the Mothers ever did.