Dweezil Zappa - Automatic (2000)
Favored Nations Records

Dweezil Zappa (acoustic & electric guitars, bass)
Ahmet Zappa (vocals)
Lisa Loeb (spoken vocals)
Blues Saraceno, Mike Keneally (guitar);
Scott Thunes, Chris Maloney , Mark Meadows, Bryan Beller (bass)
Joe Travers (drums, percussion)
Terry Bozzio (drums)
Dick Cinnamon (percussion)

In typical Zappa fashion, this is a challenging and interesting album, with heavy classical and jazz influence. Many of the songs are built off of tracks recorded during Shampoohorn and Music For Pets, with Dweezil having rerecorded much of the guitar and some of the bass parts. The album received rave reviews in all the guitar and musician oriented magazines, as one might expect for an album by any Zappa.


  1. Fwakstension
  2. Automatic
  3. Hawaii Five-O
  4. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  5. Therapy
  6. 12 String Thing
  7. Secret Hedges
  8. Habanera
  9. Les Toreadors
  10. Shnook
  11. Dick Cinnamon's Office
  12. Purple Guitar

Au`to*mat"ic (?), Au`to*mat"ic*al (?), a. [Cf. F. automatique. See Automaton.]


Having an inherent power of action or motion.

Nothing can be said to be automatic. Sir H. Davy.


Pertaining to, or produced by, an automaton; of the nature of an automaton; self-acting or self-regulating under fixed conditions; -- esp. applied to machinery or devices in which certain things formerly or usually done by hand are done by the machine or device itself; as, the automatic feed of a lathe; automatic gas lighting; an automatic engine or switch; an automatic mouse.


Not voluntary; not depending on the will; mechanical; as, automatic movements or functions.

Unconscious or automatic reasoning. H. Spenser.

Automatic arts, such economic arts or manufacture as are carried on by self-acting machinery.



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