FRANK ZAPPA — Apostrophe (') (review)

FRANK ZAPPA — Apostrophe (') album cover Album · 1974 · Jazz Related Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Warthur
Apostrophe refines and perfects the approach that Zappa and the Mothers tried out on Overnite Sensation, attaining a sound which is accessible wiithout sacrificing any of Zappa's quirky complexity. A short but sweet affair, beginning with the long nonsense story that runs from Don't Eat the Yellow Snow to Father O'Blivion, the album also includes an Overnite-styled off-cut in the form of Cosmic Debris and a clutch of other excellent songs. Zappa's lyrics are as witty as ever but are a bit lighter on his usual sexual and scatological themes, and the musicianship is as tight as you'd expect from the superb mid-1970s lineup of the Mothers. This probably qualifies as Zappa's first masterpiece since Hot Rats.
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