Album 0342: Frank Zappa – Apostrophe (‘)

FrankZappa-Apostrophe

Release Date: 1974
Genre: Progressive Rock/Jazz Fusion

Tracklisting:

1. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow (02:05)
2. Nanook Rubs It (04:38)
3. St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast (01:51)
4. Father O’Blivion (02:18)
5. Cosmik Debris (04:18)
6. Excentrifugal Forz (01:33)
7. Apostrophe’ (05:50)
8. Uncle Remus (02:50)
9. Stink-Foot (06:38)

Total Length: 32:00

Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow is funky and just super fun to sing along to. It’s pure, classic Zappa. Nanook Rubs It takes things further, with more oddities like random bits of percussion and vocals. The music is mostly slower and even funkier. I could say that the song goes on just a tad long, but it’s not a large issue. St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast is super fun, an ecstatic, random Zappa track.

The song flows right into Father O’Blivion, completing the suite/story of songs that start off the album. This is my favorite track of the four, it’s just so much fun and I wish it didn’t fade out. Cosmik Debris is even funkier than the other tracks, and kind of funny. Excentrifugal Forz is a neat little piece, very jazz fusiony. Apostrophe’ is a big jam that is fairly cool but it’s usually not my favorite part of Zappa albums.

Uncle Remus is amazing, the track screams that it’s from the 70s and it’s amazing. I love the atmosphere and its lyrics. Stink-Foot is big and strange and about a man with a stink-foot. It’s an odd ending track but pretty fun. This album kind of breezes by and has the right amount of songs where they are memorable and fun.

Final Rating: 8.5/10

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