Op Zop Too Wah

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Op Zop Too Wah
Album Op Zop Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 1996
RecordedMarch, April & May 1996
StudioHome recording
GenreExperimental pop, electronic rock
LabelAdrian Belew Presents
ProducerAdrian Belew
Adrian Belew chronology
The Experimental Guitar Series Volume 1: The Guitar as Orchestra
Op Zop Too Wah
Belew Prints: The Acoustic Adrian Belew, Vol. 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Op Zop Too Wah is the tenth solo album by Adrian Belew.

Following the poor reception given to Belew's previous album (the instrumental guitar-synthesis experiment The Guitar As Orchestra), Op Zop Too Wah is a return to songwriting. The album's mood is reminiscent of the more avant-garde approach carried out by The Beatles in the late 1960s on albums such as Sgt. Pepper or The White Album.


Musician (12/96, pp. 89–91):
"...his best overall `pop' album yet....besides the usual winning, Beatles-inflected rockers...and craftily melodic ballads...there are also strong hints of Belew's non-pop output....the bruising riffs of `I Remember How To Forget' recall his work with King Crimson..."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adrian Belew.

  1. "Of Bow and Drum" (4:34)
  2. "Word Play Drum Beat" (1:31)
  3. "Six String" (3:30)
  4. "Conversation Piece" (1:10)
  5. "All Her Love Is Mine" (4:28)
  6. "I Remember How To Forget" (3:53)
  7. "What Do You Know (Part I)" (1:01)
  8. "Op Zop Too Wah" (3:42)
  9. "A Plate of Words" (0:50)
  10. "Time Waits" (3:09)
  11. "What Do You Know (Part II)" (1:11)
  12. "Modern Man Hurricane Blues" (3:42)
  13. "In My Backyard" (0:56)
  14. "A Plate of Guitar" (0:47)
  15. "Live in a Tree" (1:05)
  16. "Something to Do" (2:40)
  17. "Beautiful" (2:49)
  18. "High Wire Guitar" (3:43)
  19. "Sky Blue Red Bird Green House" (3:03)
  20. "The Ruin After the Rain" (3:51)
  21. "On" (4:19)





  1. ^ Op Zop Too Wah at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CD Universe page". Retrieved 2008-12-09.