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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Cosmik Debris Frank Zappa. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow. Some of it nearly genius.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Views Read Edit View history. A genius incapable of taking anything seriously. 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.

Now I just want the man to shut up and play his appstrophe guitar.

There are plenty of examples of music that fails—particularly in classical and jazz experimentations. He doesn’t really want to play the bass in terms of root functions; I think he has other things on his mind.


Graded on a Curve: Frank Zappa, apostrophe (‘) – The Vinyl District

We thought being Zappa freaks made us look smart and avant-garde and weird. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album discography. The musically similar follow-up to the commercial aposstrophe of Over-Nite SensationApostrophe ‘ 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.

I spent my formative years getting high with pig farmers. It was certified gold by the RIAA on April 7, and peaked at number 10 a career-high placement on the Billboard chart in Streams Videos All Posts. Jazz Latin New Age. The first half of the album loosely follows a continuing theme. Its xylophone intro, big orchestral jazz flourishes, and section that can only be described as ELP-like prog all drive me nuts.

Nanook Rubs It Frank Zappa. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment. It in turn leads frani a miracle of a guitar solo that goes on and on, while the band crashes away far off in the distance. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Congress Shall Make No Law I feel almost guilty for turning on him over the years like an unfaithful dog. Excentrifugal Forz Frank Zappa.

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Apostrophe (‘) – Frank Zappa | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic

His music annoys the fuck out of me. 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 They fall in love with their own fame and cease to edit their production, and the quality work gets lost in the noise.

Cantaloupe Island Le Voyage: It is a mish mash of rock, pop, jazz and blues. I found it very difficult to play with him; he’s too busy. Retrieved from ” https: He was our badge of intellectual superiority over all the lunkheads listening to Bad Company, and the symbol of our status as unrepentant heads.

I see Zappa as a dude who loved to experiment and probably did not take himself seriously—how could he? Retrieved 25 August