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My favorite instrumental rock album is The Grand Wazoo by Frank Zappa. It is actually pretty jazzy, a jazz fusion sort of deal, but since Zappa was a rock guy I'll pick that. Other than that I would have to say certain tracks by Rush, and others by Metallica I really love that have no singing. But this stuff is fun too!

And Bowie! It just came to me that his "Berlin trilogy" has really great instrumental tracks, which brings us directly to Brian Eno who I know you are a fan of, Mac.

Yes, I am. I'm not much of a Bowie fan but I like those tracks, too, which I guess are probably mainly Eno's work. I've been figuring I would include one ambient album in this series and it might be one of Eno's.

I've never gotten very excited about most of Zappa's music, though it has its moments. I like Hot Rats. Not sure I've heard Grand Wazoo. I didn't even know Metallica had any instrumentals.

If you like Hot Rats you would also like The Grand Wazoo, the musicality is similar. Not to mention they both have great album covers!

I remember at the time thinking that the cover of Hot Rats was very funny.

From out of the past:


In some sort of newly-developed dyslexia, I keep reading "Lethal Euphoria" as "Eva Longoria" and am expecting a photo of that actress instead of the album info you have posted here.

Maybe you need a nap? :-)

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