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FRANK ZAPPA <br> Apostrophe <br> 1974 (Discreet Records - Out of Print)

Details: Discreet DS-2175, yellow label with red & black Discreet logo above hole, 1974

Condition: Vinyl VG+ (very clean with some light scuffs), Jacket VG+ (minor shelf wear and mild bumping to corners).

From the All Music Guide:
The musically similar follow-up to the commercial breakthrough of Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe 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). The first half of the album is full of nonsensical shaggy-dog story songs that segue into one another without seeming to finish themselves first; their dirty jokes are generally more subtle and veiled than the more notorious cuts on Over-Nite Sensation. 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." Apostrophe has the narrative feel of a concept album, but aside from its willful absurdity, the concept is difficult to decipher; even so, that doesn't detract from its entertainment value.

The tracks are:
1 Don't Eat the Yellow Snow 2:07
2 Nanook Rubs It 4:38
3 St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast 1:50
4 Father O'Blivion 2:18
5 Cosmik Debris 4:14
6 Excentrifugal Forz 1:33
7 Apostrophe 5:50
8 Uncle Remus 2:44
9 Stink-Foot 6:33

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