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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Jazz Latin New Age. 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”.
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Congress Shall Make No Law 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. Retrieved 21 July The record was certified gold on November 9, 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.
Of course not all fans were happy about these developments — namely those partial to the Mothers of Invention and Zappa’s more erudite output. 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.
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 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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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. Ike listened to the tape and responded “What is this shit? Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. 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. Dinah Moe Humm Frank Zappa. All of these qualities permeate ‘Over-nite Sensation’ sebsation 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.
Articles with hAudio microformats. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat For other uses, see Overnight Sensation disambiguation.
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. Album – Billboard United States.
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. The music of Over-Nite Sensation draws from rockjazz and pop music. The album initially received mixed reviews due to its lyrical content, overnihe some critics found puerile. Retrieved from ” https: It was followed by Zappa’s solo album Apostrophe ‘which was recorded during the same sessions.