Frank Zappa releases ‘Apostrophe,’ a self-parody concept album (1974)

Frank Zappa’s ‘Apostrophe’ is his eighteenth album released on March 22, 1974 by Discreet.

Track Listing : 1.Don’T Eat The Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) – 02:07 . 2.Nanook Rubs It (Frank Zappa) – 04:38 . 3.St. Alfonzo’S Pancake Breakfast (Frank Zappa) – 01:50 . 4.Father O’Blivion (Frank Zappa) – 02:18 . 5.Cosmik Debris (Frank Zappa) – 04:14 . 6.Excentrifugal Forz (Frank Zappa) – 01:33 . 7.Apostrophe (Frank Zappa, Jim Gordon, Jack Bruce) – 05:50 . 8.Uncle Remus (Frank Zappa, George Duke) – 02:44 . 9.Stink-Foot (Frank Zappa) – 06:33


Cal Schenkel

Musicians : Frank Zappa – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki . Sal Marquez – Trumpet . Ian Underwood – Saxophone . Napoleon Murphy Brock – Saxophone, Backing Vocals . Bruce Fowler – Trombone . Don “Sugarcane” Harris – Violin . Jean-Luc Ponty – Violin . Ruth Underwood – Percussion . Jack Bruce – Bass On (2) . Aynsley Dunbar – Drums . Ralph Humphrey – Drums . Johnny Guerin – Drums . Jim Gordon – Drums On (2 – 6) . George Duke – Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Tony Duran – Rhythm Guitar . Tom Fowler – Bass Guitar . Erroneous (Alex Dmochowski) – Bass Guitar . Lynn – Vocals, Backing Vocals . Robert “Frog” Camarena – Vocals, Backing Vocals . Ruben Ladron De Guevara – Vocals, Backing Vocals . Debbie – Vocals, Backing Vocals . Ray Collins – Backing Vocals . Sue Glover – Backing Vocals . Kerry Mcnabb – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Frank Zappa . Kerry Mcnabb – Engineer, Remixing . Barry Keene – Engineer . Steve Desper – Engineer . Terry Dunavan – Engineer . Bob Hughes – Engineer

Package : Cal Schenkel asterisques RVM – Artwork . Ferenc Dobronyi – Cover Design . Mark Aalyson – Photography

Recorded 1969 – 1974 At Electric Lady Studios, Nyc; Bolic, Inglewood And Paramount Studios, Hollywood.

ReleasedOn March 22, 1974 By Discreet.

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Sputnikmusic.com
This is the first Zappa album I’ve ever heard and probably my favorite to this day. I first heard this album on a car trip with my friend and his dad. As soon as I heard the first track I thought What the hell is this guy talking about Dont eat the yellow snow? Then I heard the rest of the album and was impressed and was hooked on Zappa […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
If the concept of yellow snow strikes you as screamingly funny, go snap this record up. Otherwise… The album’s a parody of concept albums, but concept albums had already reached the level of self- parody years beforeand it’s just pointless. The mock storyline, something about an Eskimo, is too stupid to be offensive. […]

Rolling Stone
Zappa dispels such thoughts quite convincingly on the title cut — an outrageous jam with Jim Gordon’s thundering drums and Jack Bruce’s bumblebee bass. Truly a mother of an album. […]

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