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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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 and the gutter.
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. Cantaloupe Island Le Voyage: 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.
On other topics, “I’m the Slime” criticizes television, and the playful and musically adventurous “Montana” describes moving to Montana to grow dental floss. Top 10 Frank Zappa Songs. Views Read Edit View history. The recording sessions which produced Over-Nite Sensation also produced Zappa’s followup, Apostrophe ‘ released as a solo album rather than a Mothers of Invention release.
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Zomby Woof Frank Zappa. Romantic Evening Sex Sensqtion Themes. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. 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.
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. I’m the Slime Frank Zappa.
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For other uses, see Overnight Sensation disambiguation. Retrieved 21 July 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.
Much of the album’s lyrics deal with sex. 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.
Progressive rockcomedy rockhard rockjazz fusionfunk rock. Dirty Love Frank Zappa. The entire painting is depicted in a frame showing many sexual acts. Album – Billboard United States. Ike listened to the tape and responded “What is this shit?
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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. One can read this motif into the absurd shaggy-dog story of a dental floss rancher in “Montana,” the album’s indisputable highlight, which features amazing, uncredited vocal backing from Tina Turner and the Ikettes.
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 — overniite though only multi-instrumentalist Ian Underwood remained from the ’60s lineup.
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 overnit his point. It was followed by Zappa’s solo album Apostrophe ‘which was recorded during the same sessions. Of course not all fans were happy about these developments — namely those partial to the Mothers of Invention and Zappa’s more erudite output.
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 years to come.
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. 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, oevrnite point where his post-’60s aesthetic was truly established”.