Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')
Released April, 1974
The Pros:Great introduction album for those looking to get into Zappa. Tongue-in-cheek attitude and clever song concepts. Appropriate follow-up to "Over-Nite Sensation".
The Cons:A bit more commercial than other, more experimental Zappa efforts.
1. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow (2:07)
2. Nanook Rubs It (4:37)
3. St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast (1:50)
4. Father O'Blivion (2:18)
5. Cosmik Debris (4:14)
6. Excentrifugal Forz (1:33)
7. Apostrophe' (5:50)
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Uncle Remus (2:44)
9. Stink-Foot (6:32)
Total Time: 31:45
- Frank Zappa / bass, lead vocals, guitar
- Jack Bruce, Erroneous, Tom Fowler / bass
- George Duke keyboards / background vocals
- DonSugar Cane-Harris / violin
- Jean-Luc Ponty / violin
- Ruth Underwood / percussion
- Ian Underwood / saxophone
- Napoleon Murphy Brock / saxophone, background vocals
- Sal Marquez / trumpet
- Bruce Fowler / trombone
- Jim Gordon, John Guerin, Aynsley Dunbar, Ralph Humphrey / drums
- Ray Collins, Kerry McNabb, Susie Glower, Debbie, Lynn, Ruben Ladron De Guevara & Robert Camarena / background vocals
User Reviews (1)
Great introduction album for those looking to get into Zappa.
Tongue-in-cheek attitude and clever song concepts.
Appropriate follow-up to "Over-Nite Sensation".
"Uncle Remus" offers a good luck at racial disharmony in the US at the time.
Features Zappa's first chart single, "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow".
Very strong satirical content.
A bit more commercial than other, more experimental Zappa efforts.
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