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Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe (‘)

zappa Album_Cover_Web.172827Frank Zappa’s critically aclaimed “Apostrophe (‘)” album to be re-issued on vinyl on 20th October 2014.

Frank Zappa’s Apostrophe (‘) was originally released on March 22nd 1974 on DiscReet (Zappa and Herb Cohen’s label). An edited version of its lead-off track, “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow“, was Zappa’s first chart single, reaching position 86.  The album also peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Charts, and would end up becoming Zappa’s highest-charting album.

Continuing from the commercial breakthrough of Over-Nite Sensation (1973), this album is a similar mix of short songs showcasing Zappa’s humour and musical arrangements. The record’s lyrical themes are often bizarre or obscure, with the exception of “Uncle Remus“, which is an extension of Zappa’s feelings on racial disharmony featured on his earlier song “Trouble Every Day“.

Frank Zappa is a man that needed no introductions being a guitar virtuoso, songwriter, composer, record producer, and bandleader. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995, and was listed as No. 71 in Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Artists Of All Time’, as well as No.22 in Rolling Stones ‘100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time’. Zappa continues to remain a timeless influence on many modern artists, and this album showcases what is to be considered his best work.

“Truly a mother of an album.” – Rolling Stone (1974)

Track Listing

Side one
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

Side two
1. “Excentrifugal Forz” 1:33
2. “Apostrophe” 5:50
3. “Uncle Remus” 2:44
4. “Stink-Foot” 6:33

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