Joe's Garage: Acts II & III

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Recorded: 
1979
Released: 
1979
Genre: 
Prog Rock
Catalog #: 
SRZ-2-1502
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Joe's Garage is a 1979 rock opera by Frank Zappa originally released as two separate studio albums on Zappa Records. The project was later remastered and reissued as a triple album box set, Joe's Garage, Acts I, II & III, in 1987. The story is told by a character identified as the "Central Scrutinizer", narrating the story of Joe, an average adolescent male, who forms a garage rock band, gives all of his money to a government assisted but insincere religion, explores unusual sexual activities with appliances, and is imprisoned. After being released from prison into a dystopian society in which music itself has been criminalized, he lapses into insanity.