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Apostrophe (') is an album by American musician Frank Zappa, released in 1974.

It is one of its most popular[citation needed ]albums, partly due to the narrative style of the Yellow Snow suite, the first five numbers. The first numbers tell the story of an Eskimo named Nanook, based on the documentary film Nanook of the North. The album name Apostrophe is a reference to the property, which in spelling is indicated by an apostrophe. The album is like so much work by Zappa a critique of the American consumerism, that to possess and buy running. It is on this album, in the song Stink-Foot, that Zappa introduces the term conceptual continuity . Meaning it themes and handcrafted symbols in his work. An example is the regular return of poodles in Zappa's songs as a symbol of the consuming class.

Numbers[Edit]Edit

  1. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow – Frank Zappa – 2: 07
  2. Nanook Rubs It – Zappa – 4: 38
  3. St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast – Zappa – 1: 50
  4. Father O'Blivion – Zappa – 2: 18
  5. Cosmik Debris – Zappa – 4: 14
  6. Excentrifugal Forz – Zappa – 1: 33
  7. Apostrophe – Jim GordonJack Bruce, Zappa – 5: 50
  8. Uncle Remus – Zappa, George Duke – 2: 44
  9. Stink-Foot – Zappa – 6: 33

Musicians[Edit]Edit

  • Frank Zappa – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Lynn-vocals
  • Ian Underwood – saxophone
  • Ruth Underwood- percussion
  • Sal Marquez – trumpet
  • Sue Glover-vocals, background vocals
  • Jim Gordon -drums
  • Aynsley Dunbar -drums
  • Tom Fowler-bass guitar
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Robert "Frog" Camarena – vocals
  • Tony Duran – guitar
  • Erroneous-bass guitar
  • Johnny Guerin – drums
  • Don "Sugarcane" Harris – violin
  • Ralph Humphrey – drums
  • George Duke -keyboards
  • Bruce Fowler- trombone
  • Jean-Luc Ponty -violin

Production[Edit]Edit

  • Frank Zappa- producer
  • Kerry McNabb – engineer, remixing
  • Bob Ludwig – technician
  • Cal Schenkel – design
  • Brian Krokus – technician

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