View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the PDO CD release of Apostrophe’ / Overnite Sensation on Discogs. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Over-Nite Sensation – Frank Zappa on AllMusic – – Love it or hate it, Over-Nite. Frank Zappa. Released September 7, K. Over-Nite Sensation Tracklist. 1 An “overnight sensation” is a sudden success; spelling it “nite” suggests a.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Much of the album’s lyrics deal with sex.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Progressive rockcomedy rockhard rockjazz fusionfunk rock. On other topics, “I’m the Slime” criticizes television, and the playful and musically adventurous “Montana” describes moving to Montana to grow dental floss.

It was followed by Zappa’s solo album Apostrophe ‘which was recorded during the same sessions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Better Late Than Never Zappa often protested that the charges of misogyny leveled at such material missed out on the implicit satire of male stupidity, and also confirmed intellectuals’ self-conscious reticence about indulging in dumb fun; however, the glee in his voice as he spins his adolescent fantasies can undermine his point.

So it wasn’t until the sessions for ‘Over-nite Sensation’ began, in Marchthat an almost fully recovered Zappa started behaving like his old self again, revealing itself in the album’s updated interpretation of the old Mothers aesthetic — even though only multi-instrumentalist Ian Underwood remained from the ’60s lineup. As with much of Zappa ‘s best ’70s and ’80s material, Over-Nite Sensation could be perceived as ideologically problematic if you haven’t got the constitution for FZ ‘s humorbut musically, it’s terrific.

I’m the Slime Frank Zappa. Zomby Woof Frank Zappa.

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Streams Videos All Posts. That sound pushed Zappa’s formidable guitar playing to the fore, along with his increasingly graphic sexual comedy in contrast to the politicized lyrics of the ’60swhile his typically adventurous, genre-crossing creations were performed by professionally trained, sight-reading musicians capable of executing whatever Zappa threw at them with the utmost ensemble precision something the original Zapa could never do to their leader’s satisfaction.


But the typical rock-music consumer had spoken, or was about to, as the following year’s ‘Apostrophe’ album largely recorded during the same sessions, with the same musicians and same musical hallmarks soon rode ‘Over-nite Sensation’s’ momentum to the Top 10 and to Zappa’s first gold sales certification. Dirty Love Frank Zappa. Love it or hate it, Over-Nite Sensation was a watershed album for Frank Zappathe point where his post-’60s aesthetic was ocernight established; it became his second gold album, and most of these songs became staples of his live shows for years to come.

Cantaloupe Island Le Voyage: Indeed, that sensatiob, also evident in the silly wordplay, suggests that Zappa is throwing his juvenile crassness in the face of critical expectation, asserting his right to follow his muse even if it leads him into blatant stupidity ironic or otherwise. Later reviews evaluated the album far better, with AllMusic writer Steve Huey writing, “Love it or hate it, Over-Nite Sensation was a watershed album for Frank Zappa, the point where his post-’60s aesthetic was truly established”.

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Ike listened to the tape and responded “What is this shit? But after controversially disbanding the original Mothers inand then being attacked on a London stage two years later, a wheelchair-bound Zappa had spent the better part of composing instrumental, orchestral and big-band music for what became semsation as ‘The Grand Wazoo.

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Views Read Edit View history. The music of Over-Nite Sensation draws from rockjazz and pop music. I Boulez Conducts Zappa: The recording sessions which produced Over-Nite Sensation also produced Zappa’s followup, Apostrophe ‘[1] released as a solo album rather than a Mothers of Invention release. All of these qualities permeate ‘Over-nite Sensation’ favorites like ‘Camarillo Brillo,’ ‘Dirty Love’ and ‘Dina Moe Humm,’ and struck a chord with younger, mostly male fans who could relate to songs so radically torn between the conservatory and the gutter.


Articles with hAudio microformats. The record was certified gold on November 9, Album – Billboard United States. Meanwhile, other tunes like ‘Zomby Woof,’ ‘Montana’ and the especially memorable sensqtion Am the Slime’ gleefully traffic in varying depths of absurdity, supported by uncredited background vocals from the spectacular Tina Turner and her Ikettes.

Jazz Latin New Age. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album discography. Camarillo Brillo Frank Zappa. Alongside his wife and percussionist Ruth, keyboardist-vocalist George Duke and a new generation of supporting musicians, Underwood was unknowingly serving Zappa’s vision for defining the sound that would carry him through much of the ’70s. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Release Date September, Dinah Moe Humm Frank Zappa.

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Retrieved 15 April Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Whereas the Flo and Eddie years were dominated by rambling, off-color comedy routines, Over-Nite Sensation tightened up the song structures and tucked sexual and social humor into melodic, technically accomplished heavy guitar rock with jazzy chord changes and funky rhythms; meanwhile, Zappa ‘s growling new post-accident voice takes over the storytelling.

For other uses, see Overnight Sensation disambiguation. Retrieved 21 July senation Top 10 Frank Zappa Songs. The album initially received mixed reviews due to its lyrical content, which some critics found puerile.