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The Grand Wazoo

Label: Rykodisc
Released: 2009
Track listing: The Grand Wazoo; For Calvin (and his next two hitchhikers); Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus; Eat That Question; Blessed Relief.

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Frank Zappa: The Grand Wazoo

Read "The Grand Wazoo" reviewed by Eric Pettine

Frank Zappa didn't invent the word “wazoo" or proliferate its usage. However, he was the first to use it in an album and song title that, surprisingly, had no accompanying provocative/potentially censorable lyrics. The Grand Wazoo is one of the most playful, scatologic-free and accessible big band jazz/rock CDs that Zappa--or anyone else--recorded. The aural quality ...


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