Forty years ago, Frank Zappa reminded us once again of his status as rock’s top arch-ironist by naming his 17th album ‘Over-nite Sensation. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Over-Nite Sensation – Frank Zappa on AllMusic – – Love it or hate it, Over-Nite. Product description. Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation US CD album. Amazon. com. Best known for the infamous “Dinah-Mo-Hum”–a tale of sexual depravity.

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I’m the Slime Frank Zappa. 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”.

Dirty Love Frank Zappa. Retrieved 15 April Release Zappz September, Listen to Frank Zappa’s ‘Over-nite Sensation’. Retrieved from ” https: The music of Over-Nite Sensation draws from rockjazz and pop music.

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Better Late Than Never AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. 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.

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Progressive rockcomedy rockhard rockjazz fusionfunk zaappa. 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. Cantaloupe Island Le Voyage: On other topics, “I’m the Slime” criticizes television, and the playful and musically adventurous “Montana” describes moving to Montana to grow dental floss.

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. The entire painting is depicted in a frame showing many sexual acts.

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.

Congress Shall Make No Law It was followed by Zappa’s solo album Apostrophe ‘which was recorded during the same sessions. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Love it or hate it, Over-Nite Sensation was a watershed album for Frank Zappathe point where his post-’60s aesthetic was truly established; it became his second gold album, and most of these songs became staples of his live shows for sdnsation to come. 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.

This page was last edited zzappa 30 Decemberat Meanwhile, other tunes like ‘Zomby Woof,’ ‘Montana’ and the especially memorable ‘I Am the Slime’ gleefully traffic in varying depths of absurdity, supported by uncredited background vocals from the spectacular Tina Turner and her Ikettes.

The record was certified gold on November 9, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 Mothers could never do to their leader’s satisfaction.

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The album initially received mixed reviews due to its lyrical content, which some critics found puerile. Introspection Late Night Partying. Album – Billboard United States. I Boulez Conducts Zappa: