Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy on 180g LP
Shattering conventions – musical, social, political – was the life's work of Frank Zappa, the iconoclastic musical genius, rock legend and intellectual firebrand of the late 20th century whose work is equally revered by hardcore rockers and serious musical scholars. Following-up the Mothers of Invention's Freak Out! (1966) and Absolutely Free (1967), Lumpy Gravy, also released in 1967, is Zappa's solo debut and it finds the music luminary backed by a 50-piece group of session players dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. Produced simultaneously with We're Only in It for the Money, Lumpy Gravy consists of two collaged compositions that combine orchestral music, sound manipulations and spoken word, and serves as both the birthplace of conceptual continuity and a starting point for his future work.