Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #46 Make A Jazz Noise Here.

The wife and I have taken up woodworking classes.
One of the neighbours said “I didn’t know you were carpenters”.
I said “We’ve only just begun”.

Frank Zappa’s final tour, the infamous 1988 World tour that was cut short due to internal band strife, yielded several albums, with Make A Jazz Noise Here being the ‘weakest’ of the the three (Broadway The Hard Way and The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life being the other two). Whilst there’s nothing too awful on here, except for the rather poor When Yuppies Go To Hell and Star Wars Won’t Work (Donnie One-Term wasn’t the first to want to weaponise outer space, that would be Ray-gun) and there are some really good versions of Zappa standards here thanks to the 5-piece horn section, it’s just one of those albums that doesn’t excite me and it’s taken a while for me to warm up to. Not the first one I reach for when I want my Zappa itch scratched, MAJNH is not a bad album, it’s just not for me. 2/5

Personnel :
Frank Zappa – lead guitar, producer, main performer, vocals
Paul Carman – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone
Kurt McGettrick – baritone saxophone, contrabass clarinet,
Scott Thunes – bass guitar, mini Moog
Albert Wing – tenor saxophone
Ed Mann – vibes, marimba, electronic percussion
Chad Wackerman – drums, electronic percussion
Ike Willis – rhythm guitar, synth, vocals
Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugel horn, synth
Mike Keneally – synth, vocals, rhythm guitar
Bruce Fowler – trombone
Bobby Martin – keyboards, vocals

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