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Frank Zappa: Over-nite Sensations

With 100 albums packed with some of the most innovative music ever recorded, picking the best Frank Zappa songs is an almost impossible task. But with a little help we've come up with a top 20

THE RETURN OF THE SON OF MONSTER MAGNET The opening track from the Freak Out! (1966) album, this song was actually never finished. The reason was that Zappa’s label were concerned with the amount of money that was being spent in the studio, including a whopping $12,000 on renting percussive instruments. That’s why this piece has the subtitle ‘An Unfinished Ballet In Two Tableaux’. Oddly, when he later had the time and money available, Zappa chose not to complete the composition, but to leave it in this raw state.


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