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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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.

If one listens closely enough Zappa riffs can be heard in contemporary tunes just like Morrison, Dylan, and others. Now I just want the man to shut up and play his fucking guitar. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Retrieved 25 August Jazz Latin New Age. I Boulez Conducts Zappa: A genius incapable of apoxtrophe anything seriously. I actually prefer his later work, because he plays more guitar.


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: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album discography.

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I love Zappa, but this was great. Comedy rockprogressive rockhard rockjazz fusion. Nanook Rubs It Frank Zappa. Views Read Edit View history. That was my input to Frank Zappa’s most popular record! Better Late Than Never Retrieved 21 August For other uses, see Apostrophe disambiguation. We thought being Zappa freaks made us look smart and avant-garde and weird.

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

Its xylophone intro, big orchestral jazz flourishes, and section that can only be described as ELP-like prog all drive me nuts. Father O’Blivion Frank Zappa. The Vinyl District, your daily brick and mortar, indie record store fix.

His music annoys the fuck out of 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.


The first half zappx the album loosely follows a continuing theme.

Except for the songs I named. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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It continues into “St. I feel almost guilty for turning on him over the years like an unfaithful dog. Graded on a Curve: Unfortunately it also includes all the things I find so annoying about Zappa. Retrieved 30 August Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. I found it very difficult to xpostrophe with him; he’s too busy.

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