released "The Crimson Idol"
I would prefer it if the music was more memorable more of the time, but good lyrics should be given their due.Still, the best moments of the album come when the band is focused on the music, not the message.
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There are a lot of short interludes in which the band plays snippets of 20th century music history, from the theme to Bonanza to the aforementioned "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," and they only contribute to the goofy vibe of the whole.
The original music content of the album is extremely low: there are only a handful of new songs, and the rest is either reworked versions (with new lyrics) of previous Zappa songs (from Zoot Allures, You Are What You Is, Ship Arriving, Tinseltown Rebellion and probably others I'm forgetting) or generic Broadway style dialogue-driven mush.