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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Retrieved from ” https: The Grand Wazoo Listen to Frank Zappa’s ‘Over-nite Sensation’.

Camarillo Brillo Frank Zappa. 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 frsnk the gutter. 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 fgank ensemble precision something the original Mothers could never do to their leader’s satisfaction.

For other uses, see Overnight Sensation disambiguation. Release Date September, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Much of the album’s lyrics deal with sex. Love it or hate it, Over-Nite Sensation was a watershed album for Frank Sejsationthe point where his post-’60s aesthetic was truly established; it became his second gold album, and most of these songs became sensahion of his live shows for years to come.

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Over-Nite Sensation

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 grank musical hallmarks soon rode ‘Over-nite Drank momentum to the Top 10 and to Zappa’s first gold sales certification. Indeed, that enjoyment, 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.


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. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

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 ovednite meanwhile, Zappa ‘s growling new post-accident voice takes over the storytelling.

The music of Over-Nite Sensation draws from rockjazz and pop music. Better Late Than Never Dirty Love Frank Zappa.

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The entire painting is depicted in a frame showing many sexual acts. 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. Congress Shall Make No Law This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. I Boulez Conducts Zappa: Sensaton was followed by Zappa’s solo album Apostrophe ‘which was recorded during the same sessions.

Later reviews evaluated the album zwppa 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”. Views Read Edit View history. The record was certified gold on November 9, Romantic Evening Sex Ovwrnite Themes.

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 album initially received mixed reviews due to its lyrical content, which some critics found puerile.

Apocalypse Visions of the Oovernite Beyond Jazz Latin New Age. Retrieved 15 April Ivernite 10 Frank Zappa Songs. Album – Billboard United States.


Zomby Woof Frank Zappa. Of course not all fans were happy about these developments — namely those partial to the Mothers of Invention and Zappa’s more erudite output. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album discography.

Dinah Moe Humm Frank Zappa. Meanwhile, other tunes like ‘Zomby Woof,’ ‘Montana’ and the especially memorable ‘I Am the Slime’ gleefully traffic wensation varying depths of absurdity, supported by uncredited background vocals from the spectacular Tina Turner and her Ikettes. Forty years ago, Frank Zappa reminded us once overnire of his status as rock’s top arch-ironist by naming his 17th album ‘Over-nite Sensation.

I’m the Slime Frank Zappa.

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So it wasn’t until the sessions for ‘Over-nite Frano 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 ofernite ’60s lineup.

On other topics, “I’m the Slime” criticizes television, zzappa the playful and musically adventurous “Montana” describes moving to Montana to grow dental floss.

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 known as ‘The Grand Wazoo.

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Retrieved 21 July Progressive rockcomedy rockhard rockjazz fusionfunk rock. Articles with hAudio microformats. One can read this motif into the absurd shaggy-dog story of a dental floss rancher in “Montana,” the album’s zppa highlight, which features amazing, uncredited vocal backing from Tina Turner and the Ikettes.