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Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') Album

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') Album

  • Performer: Frank Zappa
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Title: Apostrophe (')
  • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Avantgarde
  • Label: Discreet
  • Catalog: DIS 59 201, DS 2175
  • Country: Germany
  • MP3 version size: 2714 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2706 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 243


1Don't Eat The Yellow Snow2:06
3Cosmik Debris4:10
4Nanook Rubs It4:37
5Excentrifugal Forz1:31
6Father O'Blivion2:18
7Uncle Remus2:54
Rhythm Guitar – Tony Duran
9St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast1:52


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
DS 2175Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, San)DiscreetDS 2175US1974
DS 2175Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, Win)DiscreetDS 2175US1974
K 59201Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album)DiscreetK 59201Italy1974
DIS 59201Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, RP)DiscreetDIS 59201GermanyUnknown
K 59201 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)DiscreetK 59201 UK1974


  • Arranged ByFrank Zappa
  • Artwork [Graphics]Cal Schenkel
  • Backing VocalsDebbie, George Duke, Kerry McNabb, Lynn, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ray Collins, Robert "Frog" Camarena, Ruben Ladron De Guevara, Susie Glover
  • BassErroneous, Jack Bruce, Tom Fowler
  • Bass, Guitar, Lead VocalsFZ
  • DrumsAynsley Dunbar, Jim Gordon, Johnny Guerin, Ralph Humphrey
  • EngineerBarry Keene, Bob Hughes, Kerry McNabb, Steve Desper, Terry Dunavan
  • KeyboardsGeorge Duke
  • Mastered ByPF
  • Mixed ByKerry McNabb
  • PercussionRuth Underwood
  • Photography By [Back]Mark Aalyson
  • Photography By [Front]Emerson-Loew
  • ProducerFrank Zappa
  • SaxophoneIan Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock
  • TechnicianBob Ludwig, Brian Krokus, Dunt , Kansas, Oscar Kergalves, Paul Hof, Unity
  • TromboneBruce Fowler
  • TrumpetSal Marquez
  • ViolinSugar Cane Harris, Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Written-ByFrank Zappa (tracks: A1 to A5), Zappa (tracks: B1 to B4), Duke (tracks: B3), Bruce (tracks: B2), Gordon (tracks: B2)


Title on Cover: Apostrophe (')
Title on Labels: A'POS! TRO'PHE(!)

All selections published by Munchkin Music ASCAP, except B3 which is published by Munchkin Music ASCAP and Mycenae Music Co. ASCAP.

Electric Lady, N.Y.C.
Bolic, Inglewood
Paramount, Hollywood

(p) 1974 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH

Rear sleeve (bottom) text:
Discreet Records, Inc., Manufactured by Warner Bros. Records Inc., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 91505. 44 East 50th Street, New York 10022

Spine text:
DIS 59 201 (DS 2175) FRANK ZAPPA / APOSTROPHE STEREO ["STEREO in vertical text]


  • Label Code: LC 3152
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Price Code (Germany): Z
  • Price Code (France): WE 341
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 A side, etched): WEA 59201-A XX PF
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 B side, etched): WEA 31691" PF 59201-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 B Side etched): WEA 31691" PF 59201-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 A Side etched): WEA 59201-A PF
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 A Side etched): WEA 59201-A X PF
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 B Side etched): WEA 31691" PF 59201-B


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Published By – Mycenae Music
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Bolic Sound
  • Recorded At – Paramount Recording Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – Tonstudio Pfanz



Apostrophe ' is the eighteenth album by Frank Zappa, released in March 1974 in both stereo and quadraphonic formats. Apostrophe ' remains Zappa's most commercially successful album in the United States. It was certified gold by the RIAA on April 7, 1976 and peaked at number 10 a career-high placement on the Billboard 200 chart in 1974. Apostrophe' - Frank Zappa. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The title track is an instrumental jam featuring Cream bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Jim Gordon. Genre: Experimental Rock. This album shows just how captivating Frank Zappa, as an artist, could be, as seen through his satirical lyrics and difficult chord progressions. Color: Brown FAV TRACKS: Stink-Foot, Cosmik Debris, St. Alfanzo's Pancake Breakfast, Apostrophe' LEAST FAV: Excentrifugal Forz. This is the first Zappa album I've ever heard and probably my favorite to this day. I first heard this album on a car trip with my friend and his dad. This is Frank Zappa's most commercially accesible album, because it has Don't eat the yellow snow which was his biggest single up until Valley Girl in the eighties I think. Frank actually cut out parts of Dont eat the yel. Reissued, Remastered. Frank Zappa Frank Zappa & the Mothers Format: Audio CD. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist Sample. This is a great album. Sometimes Frank Zappa albums can be, to be diplomatic, experimental. This is a great album start to finish and a necessary part of a Frank Zappa collection, and everyone should have a Frank Zappa collection. Read more. 2 people found this helpful. Apostrophe ' is an album by Frank Zappa, his eighteenth, released on April 22, 1974 in both stereo and quadraphonic formats. Apostrophe ' remains Zappa's biggest commercial success in the US. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 7, 1976 and reached number 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Continuing from the commercial breakthrough of Over-Nite Sensation 1973, this album is a similar mix of short songs showcasing Zapp. Apostrophe . Frank Zappa. Released 1974. Apostrophe Tracklist. Don't Eat the Yellow Snow Lyrics. One of Zappas most enduringly popular albums, Apostrophe was recorded by some of the most talented players Zappa ever used: George Duke, the Fowler brothers, Ian Underwood, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Jean Luc Ponty, just to name a few. Apostrophe ' is a music album by Frank Zappa released in 1974. Apostrophe ' is ranked 982nd in the overall chart, 219th in the 1970s, and 17th in the year 1974. The top rated tracks on this album are Apostrophe', Cosmik Debris and Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. This album is rated in the top 1 of all albums on . Apostrophe ' by Frank Zappa Year: 1974 Overall rank: 982nd. Average Rating: 83100 from 339 votes