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Beat the Boots: 'Tis the Season to Be Jelly (Live)

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

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Album Review

Recorded live in Sweden in 1967, this spotlights the humor of the early Mothers on a parody medley of doo-wop and early rock & roll that is both reverent and sardonic. "King Kong" and "It Can't Happen Here," on the other hand, show them equally interested in contemporary avant-garde compositions.

Customer Reviews

Thank You!

Thank you Zappa Family and Apple for bringing the "Beat the Boots" collection to iTunes. I must warn this is for serious fans only. Please bring the entire catalog so "Zappa laymen" can experience this true musical genius. Saving my pennies to get the entire BTB collection...

Essential !!!

This record changed my life...I would have loved to see this show. If you like Ray Collins Mothers era...you must own this!

More Zappa

This is a prety good album it has not so
Good sound quality but I like the king kong on it

Biography

Born: December 21, 1940 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Composer, guitarist, singer, and bandleader Frank Zappa was a singular musical figure during a performing and recording career that lasted from the 1960s to the '90s. His disparate influences included doo wop music and avant-garde classical music; although he led groups that could be called rock & roll bands for much of his career, he used them to create a hybrid style that bordered on jazz and complicated, modern serious music, sometimes inducing orchestras to play along. As if his music were...
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