One of Zappa’s most enduringly popular albums, Apostrophe (‘) was recorded by some of the most talented players Zappa ever used: George Duke, the Fowler. Apostrophe(‘). March 22nd Frank Zappa. Zappa Records. 9. 1. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow. 2. Nanook Rubs It. 3. St. Alfonzo’s Pancake. Thanks to the surprise radio airplay of “Don’t Eat that Yellow Snow,” Apostrophe introduced a whole new audience to the music of Frank Zappa in the early ’70s.

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We thought being Zappa freaks made us look smart and avant-garde and weird. The musically similar follow-up to the commercial breakthrough of Over-Nite SensationApostrophe aostrophe became Frank Zappa ‘s second gold and only Top Ten album with the help of the “doggy wee-wee” jokes of “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow,” Zappa ‘s first chart single a longer, edited version that used portions of other songs on the LP.

Apostrophe (‘)

I love Zappa, but this was great. Retrieved from ” https: We drove through the high corn on moonless nights with the headlights off and did other dumb ass shit, and we listened exclusively to Frank Zappa. For other uses, see Apostrophe disambiguation.

The Vinyl District, your daily brick and mortar, indie record store fix. Retrieved 21 August Except for the songs I named.

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He had an extreme dislike of popular commercial music and I suspect was envious of its frequent air play. Introspection Late Night Crank. Better Late Than Never I feel almost guilty for turning on him over the years like an unfaithful dog.


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Since his death Zappa has had all sorts of honors heaped upon him, and everything from dinosaurs to asteroids bear his name. I found it very difficult to play with him; he’s too busy.

It features some astounding guitar rips—Zappa, whatever else can be said about him, was one of the greatest rock guitarists ever—and a fantastic solo, more great backing vocals doing this and that, and some funny lyrics. But wanker or no, I will maintain until my dying day that Zappa frittered away much of his extraordinary genius hawking juvenile tropes and cluttering up his songs with everything but Aquaggaswack solos.

An edited version of its lead-off track, ” Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow “, was the first of Zappa’s three Billboard Top hits, ultimately peaking at number Views Read Edit View history. So there you have it. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Retrieved October 23, Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast “. The first half of the album is full of nonsensical shaggy-dog story songs that segue into one another without seeming to finish themselves first; their dirty jokes are generally more subtle and veiled than the more notorious cuts on Over-Nite Sensation.

That was my input to Frank Zappa’s most popular record! It is a mish mash of rock, pop, zapa and blues. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Frwnk.

Archived from the original on September 29, Sexy Trippy All Moods. Even Frank, I think, would have appreciated that one. I can get pass the senseless lyrics and frequent cacophonies. It has the unsteadying influence of the good Captain to keep Zappa from being too, well, Zappa.


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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Cosmik Debris Frank Zappa. I Boulez Conducts Zappa: However, Zappa has referred to Bruce playing bass on the song zapp an interview: Nanook Rubs It Frank Zappa. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow. I spent my formative years getting high with pig farmers.

I see Zappa as a dude who loved to experiment and probably did not take himself seriously—how could he? The record’s lyrical themes are often bizarre or obscure, with the exception of “Uncle Remus”, which is an extension of Zappa’s feelings on racism featured on his earlier song ” Trouble Every Day “.

He reminisced, “So I turned up in a NY studio with my cello, I’m listening to [Zappa’s] music, pretty awful, and just don’t know what to do with myself, and Frank [Zappa] says to me: The second half contains the instrumental title cut, featuring Jack Bruce on bass; “Uncle Remus,” an update of Zappa ‘s critique of racial discord on “Trouble Every Day”; and a return to the album’s earlier silliness in “Stink-Foot.