Broadway The Hard Way
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All that aside, this is also the same great band, from the same great tour that supplied the sublime Make a Jazz Noise Here and Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life and this fits perfectly well into the trilogy by carving its own niche as the more, as aforementioned, political, comedic and lyrically oriented of the three.
You get some songs exclusive to this recording and a surprising guest appearance from Sting, who, dedicating 'The Police' track "Murder By Numbers" to the then recently disgraced Jimmy Swaggart (who had condemned the composition) goes on to sing the song really well, with Zappa's band killing and Frank soloing with his usual brilliance towards the end; a cool result from an apparently pretty spontaneous happening.
It's fun to hear the reworkings/new arrangements of familiar tunes; "What Kind Of Girl" (sans "Do You Think We Are?Read more ›
I told you all of that so I could tell you this about Broadway the Hard Way:
As I was exploring the re-released catalog (2012) I learned this is new material played by the same Zappa big band of the infamous 1988 tour I just had to own it. I am not disappointed at all.Read more ›
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In this election year you owe yourself the privilege to listen to this album. This one of my favorite albums for so many different reason....Published 6 months ago by kombi
Frank Zappa was a musical legend! His music and lyrics were based upon social satire. He poked fun at people from all walks of life. It was hilarious! Read morePublished 12 months ago by James Gilliom
Some of the best Zappa ever. I love this album. Brilliant in a Zappa kinda way!!!!Published on July 17, 2014 by Taheetna
The best I can describe Broadway the Hard Way is to compare it to comedian George Carlin's albums from the same era. It is not as enduring as his work from the early 1970's. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by John Alapick