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Frank Zappa



4.03 | 624 ratings

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3 stars The title jam and the ''Don't Eat the Yellow Snow'' suite are really what save the album for me. I've never been too fond of the post-Mothers humour phase of Zappa's career as the humour doesn't click with me. What made the Mothers works hilarious was the randomness of it all and everything sounded natural. The humour on APOSTROPHE sounds too forced with very uninteresting backing music in support.

''Stinkfoot'' and ''Cosmik Debris'' are so boring they put me to sleep even if there's supposed to be a few funny moments here and there. I could care less about the humour side of the ''Don't Eat the Yellow Snow'' suite, but the title part has one of the best basslines on a Zappa album and the last two parts have great xylophone parts. The ''Apostrophe'' jam is a highlight simply because the instrumentalists really run wild, especially the bass from Jack Bruce. If more focus was on the music power rather than the cheap jokes, then I'd enjoy APOSTROPHE much more.

Sinusoid | 3/5 |


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