If Freak Out! didn't convince the pop world that The Mothers were the high priests of genius-spazz-rock and freak-satire, then its equally perverse follow-up Absolutely Free most certainly did. Zappa and company are so wild, manic and amped-up that it takes numerous deep-listening sessions to even begin to decipher what they're howling about (namely raking American society over the coals over, over and over). For a hearty dose of the group's musical prowess sans all the comedic shenanigans, check out "Invocation & Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin." They jam hard on that one for sure.