“Apostrophe (’)” by Frank Zappa - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1974Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Frank Zappa’s greatest commercial success, “Apostrophe (‘)” landed him an unlikely place in the U.S. Top 10. The set kind of gets by with some good quality Bonzo-Dog-esque goofing around from the off with “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” ( “Watch out where the huskies go and don’t you eat that yellow snow”), “Nanook Rubs It” (“Great googily moogily!”) and “St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast” (Yes indeed, here we are! At Saint Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast, where I stole the mar-juh-reen, an' widdled on the Bingo Cards in lieu of the latrine.”), but loses its appeal rapidly from thereon. The title-track, a rock-jam for crushing bores, particularly grates. What’s he all about I wonder? “Stink-Foot” reveals all at the close; “the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe”, according to Fido. That explains everything. Doesn’t it?

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A1 [02:07] 6.0.png Frank Zappa - Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) Rock
A2 [04:38] 7.8.png Frank Zappa - Nanook Rubs It (Frank Zappa) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [01:50] 5.7.png Frank Zappa - St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast (Frank Zappa) Avant-Garde
A4 [02:18] 5.4.png Frank Zappa - Father O’Blivion (Frank Zappa) Prog
A5 [04:14] 5.1.png Frank Zappa - Cosmik Debris (Frank Zappa) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B1 [01:33] 4.9.png Frank Zappa - Excentrifugal Forz (Frank Zappa) Rock
B2 [05:50] 3.6.png Frank Zappa - Apostrophe’ (Frank Zappa, Jim Gordon, Jack Bruce) Rock
B3 [02:44] 4.0.png Frank Zappa - Uncle Remus (Frank Zappa, George Duke) Rock
B4 [06:33] 5.2.png Frank Zappa - Stink-Foot (Frank Zappa) Rock

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