Frank Zappa – Tinseltown Rebellion (1981/2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Frank Zappa – Tinseltown Rebellion (1981/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:08:35 minutes | 2,77 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Frank Zappa Catalog

Tinsel Town Rebellion is a double live album released by Frank Zappa in May 1981. The album was conceived by Zappa after he scrapped the planned albums Warts and All and Crush All Boxes, and contains tracks that were intended for those albums.

An uneven, nearly all-live double-record set, Tinseltown Rebellion mixes new material and versions of Zappa oldies like “Love of My Life,” “I Ain’t Got No Heart,” “Tell Me You Love Me,” “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It,” and a reworked “Peaches en Regalia,” titled “Peaches III.” These songs, as well as the band’s stellar instrumental work, provide the album’s best moments. Elsewhere, the title track is an only partially accurate satire of punk; Zappa’s intentionally smarmy crowd banter is featured on “Dance Contest” and “Panty Rap,” the latter a bit involving the collection of female audience members’ underwear. More problematic is the sometimes violent sexual juvenilia of songs like “Fine Girl,” “Easy Meat,” “Pick Me, I’m Clean,” and “Bamboozled by Love”; if, as Zappa insisted, this part of his oeuvre simply mixes dumb fun and satire of both sexes’ peccadillos, with no underlying misogyny, it’s rather difficult to tell.
– Steve Huey


1. Frank Zappa – Fine Girl
2. Frank Zappa – Easy Meat
3. Frank Zappa – For The Young Sophisticate
4. Frank Zappa – Love Of My Life
5. Frank Zappa – I Ain’t Got No Heart
6. Frank Zappa – Panty Rap
7. Frank Zappa – Tell Me You Love Me
8. Frank Zappa – Now You See It – Now You Don’t
9. Frank Zappa – Dance Contest
10. Frank Zappa – The Blue Light
11. Frank Zappa – Tinsel Town Rebellion
12. Frank Zappa – Pick Me, I’m Clean
13. Frank Zappa – Bamboozled By Love
14. Frank Zappa – Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
15. Frank Zappa – Peaches III