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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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 overnte otherwise. Cantaloupe Island Le Voyage: Of course not all fans were happy about these developments — namely those partial to the Mothers of Invention and Zappa’s more erudite output.

The music of Over-Nite Sensation draws from rockjazz and pop music.

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Progressive rockcomedy rockhard rockjazz fusionfunk rock. 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.

Zomby Woof Frank Zappa. 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.

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. For other uses, see Overnight Sensation disambiguation.

I Boulez Conducts Zappa: Better Late Than Never Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Dinah Moe Humm Frank Zappa. I’m the Slime Frank Zappa. Apocalypse Visions of the Emerald Beyond 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 — even though only multi-instrumentalist Ian Underwood remained from the ’60s lineup.


The record was certified gold on November 9, Listen to Frank Zappa’s ‘Over-nite Sensation’. 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 utmost ensemble precision something the original Mothers could never do to their leader’s satisfaction.

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

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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, the point where his post-’60s aesthetic was truly established”. 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.

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.


Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album discography. 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. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Top 10 Frank Zappa Songs. 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. It was followed by Zappa’s solo album Apostrophe ‘which was recorded during the same sessions. Camarillo Brillo Frank Zappa.

Much of the album’s lyrics deal with sex. 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. Meanwhile, other tunes like ‘Zomby Woof,’ ‘Montana’ and the especially memorable ‘I Am the Slime’ gleefully traffic in varying depths of zapoa, supported by uncredited background vocals from the spectacular Tina Turner and her Ikettes.

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Over-Nite Sensation

The album initially received mixed sejsation due to its lyrical content, which some critics found puerile. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat The entire painting is depicted in a frame showing many sexual acts.

Xappa 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. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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