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Album Review — Frank Zappa: Wazoo

This release documents the last performance by Frank Zappa’s “alternative orchestra” — referred to by Frank as The Mothers Of Invention/Hot Rats/Grand Wazoo — on Sept. 24, 1972, at Boston Music Hall. It’s a fascinating performance that demonstrates once again what a renaissance artist Zappa was, fearless at exploring different musical genres.

All hell breaks loose: 1968 in review, Part III

In article/All_hell_breaks_loose_1968_in_review_part_II/”>part II of our look back at 1968, we reviewed the troubling historic events that marked that year, and we began to dive into the music that provided the soundtrack for life after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In this installment, we take a closer look at the albums that marked the year, from the then-dismissed (but now oft-revered) Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks, to the heartbreak and betrayal Jeff Beck felt over Led Zeppelin I.