Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar

by Frank Zappa

(1986) Rykodisc

Personnel Arthur Barrow: Bass; Terry Bozzio: Drums; Roy Estrada: Bass; Steve Vai: Guitar; Denny Walley: Guitar; Ike Willis: Guitar; Peter Wolf: Keyboards; Frank Zappa: Bouzouki, Guitar, Keyboards
Description Roughly 100 minutes of guitar solos. Unbelievable, this is an incredible 3-disc set of phenomenal music. Zappa lets loose on 20 tracks of exquisite guitar work.
Posted By Mark Gramola (594)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 4/16/2001, Stone Dragon (8501) posted:
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One of the things that rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as Zappa is sensitivity. Yet, several of the tracks on this set are fine testament to the fact that Frank was capable of delivering immaculate sensitivity.

Check out Pink Napkins, While You Were Out, Treacherous Cretins and Deathless Horsie.
On 8/21/2000, Werner De Saedeleer (50) posted:
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I couldn't agree more with Mark Gramola in reviewing this album. It is stunning, freaky, crazy, melodical and as always very intense guitar playing that Zappa displays on this album.

Absolutely unique !!!!! If you want to forget that stupid and tasteless pop or rock song you have in your head, leap out and try this for a change.
On 7/3/2000, Peppe Lahtinen (1754) posted:
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The most inventive guitar playing i have ever heard. Zappa was a true musical genius who always played in his own way. These recordings are a must for any guitar player who wants to have some new ideas. "Shut upn play yer guitar is an endless source of inspiration.
On 6/28/2000, Mark Gramola (594) posted:
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Although many think of Frank Zappa first and foremost as a supreme composer and satirist, many seem to overlook the fact that he was one of the greatest rock guitarists that ever lived. Such latter-day guitar heroes as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai revered him, often listing select Zappa albums as "the best guitar albums of all time." Aided by famed violinist and frequent Zappa collaborator Jean Luc Ponty, Mother Roy Estrada, drummer extraordinaire Terry Bozzio and a host of top-notch musicians, Zappa is at his peak. Hi-lites are 'five-five-Five', 'Hog Heaven' and 'Why Can't Johnny Read'.