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

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Retrieved from ” https: Much of the album’s overnitte deal with sex. As with much of Zappa ‘s best ’70s and ’80s material, Over-Nite Sensation could be perceived frxnk ideologically problematic if you haven’t got the constitution for FZ ‘s humorbut musically, it’s terrific.

Congress Shall Make No Law The record was certified gold on November 9, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Progressive rockcomedy rockhard rockjazz fusionfunk rock. 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; overniite, Zappa ‘s growling new post-accident voice takes over the storytelling.

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Indeed, that enjoyment, also evident in the silly wordplay, suggests that Zappa is throwing his juvenile crassness in sensaiton face of critical expectation, asserting his right to follow his muse even if it leads him into blatant stupidity ironic or otherwise.

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. Dirty Love Frank Zappa.


The entire painting is depicted in a frame showing many sexual acts. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album discography. One can read this motif into the absurd shaggy-dog story of a dental floss rancher in “Montana,” the album’s indisputable highlight, overmite features amazing, uncredited vocal backing from Tina Turner and the Ikettes. Zomby Woof Frank Zappa.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. 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”.

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. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. I Boulez Conducts Zappa: I’m the Slime Frank Zappa.

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

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Release Date September, 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 overnife instrumental, orchestral and big-band music for what became known as ‘The Grand Wazoo.

Apocalypse Visions of the Emerald Beyond For other uses, see Overnight Sensation disambiguation. 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.

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Views Read Edit View history. Of course not all fans were happy about these developments — namely those partial to the Mothers of Invention and Zappa’s more erudite output. Jazz Latin New Age. Album – Billboard United States. 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.


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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 sensatikn live shows for years to come.

Meanwhile, other tunes like ‘Zomby Woof,’ sensqtion 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.

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.

That sound pushed Zappa’s formidable guitar playing to the fore, along with his increasingly graphic frajk 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.

Ike listened to the tape and responded “What is this shit? It was followed by Zappa’s solo album Apostrophe ‘ sensstion, which was recorded during the same sessions.

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The album initially received mixed reviews due to its lyrical content, which overnife critics found puerile. Retrieved 21 July