Description: First German pressing with "A Discreet Recording...By WEA MUSIK" on the record label, DIS 59 201 (Y) printed on the top right hand corner of the album back cover, "A Warner Communications Company" printed at the bottom of the back cover


Front Cover Photo Of FRANK ZAPPA APOSTROPHE 12" LP Vinyl Album

Album Description & Collectors information:

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

Cat# on Cover and Spine: DIS 59 201 (DS 2175) Cat# on Labels: DIS 59 201

Label Code: LC 3152 Rights Society: GEMA

Matrix / Runout, etched; (A-Side WEA Label Matrix): 31.690

Matrix / Runout, etched: (B-Side WEA Label Matrix): 31.691

This album "FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe" is the album by Frank Zappa, his eighteenth, released on March 22, 1974

Music Genre:
Rock, Jazz Fusion Rock 
Album Production Information:

The album: "FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe" was produced by: Frank Zappa

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Steve Desper, Terry Dunavan, Barry Keene, Bib Hughes, Kerry McNabb

This album was recorded at: Electric Ladyland New York City, Bolic, Inglewood, Paramount, Hollywood

Album cover design: Cal Schenkel

Album cover photography: Emerson-Loew, Mark Aalyson

Label Information:
Media Format:
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country:
1974 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Frank Zappa – vocals, guitar, bass, bouzouki
  • Lynn – vocals, backing vocals
  • Robert "Frog" Camarena – vocals, backing vocals
  • Ruben Ladron de Guevara – vocals, backing vocals
  • Debbie – vocals, backing vocals
  • Ray Collins - backing vocals
  • Sue Glover – backing vocals
  • Kerry McNabb – backing vocals, engineer, remixing
  • Sal Marquez – trumpet
  • Ian Underwood – saxophone

      Ian Underwood (Full-name: Ian Robertson Underwood ) was born in 1939 and an American multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and composer who is best known for his work with the musical group the Mothers of Invention, led by Frank Zappa. Underwood played various instruments, including keyboards, saxophone, and flute, on many of Zappa's recordings, and was also a contributing composer. He played a significant role in the development of Zappa's eclectic and innovative musical style and was a member of the Mothers of Invention from 1965 to 1970.

  • Napoleon Murphy Brock – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bruce Fowler – trombone
  • Don "Sugarcane" Harris – violin

      Don "Sugarcane" Harris was an American electric violinist and guitarist. He was a pioneer of the electric violin and a prominent figure in the development of jazz-rock fusion. Harris began his career as a session musician and later formed the jazz-rock group The Don Harris/Debbie Sherry Quartet. He collaborated with many notable musicians, including Frank Zappa, who produced several of his albums, and Jeff Beck, with whom he formed the group The Jeff Beck Group. Harris was known for his virtuoso playing style and innovative approach to the electric violin. He passed away in 1999.

  • Jean-Luc Ponty – violin

      Jean-Luc Ponty a French jazz violinist and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative jazz violinists of all time. Ponty began his career in the 1960s and quickly gained recognition for his virtuoso playing and his eclectic style, which blended elements of jazz, classical music, and rock. He has collaborated with many prominent musicians, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, and Al Di Meola. Ponty is known for his inventive and experimental approach to the jazz violin, and his recordings and performances have influenced many musicians in the jazz, classical, and rock worlds. He has released over 30 albums as a leader and continues to tour and perform to this day.

  • Ruth Underwood – percussion
  • George Duke – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tony Duran – rhythm guitar
  • Tom Fowler – bass guitar
  • Erroneous (Alex Dmochowski) – bass guitar
  • Jack Bruce – bass on "Apostrophe'"
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums

      Aynsley Dunbar Aynsley Dunbar is an English drummer and percussionist born on 10 January 1946, in Liverpool, England. He is best known for his work as a session drummer and his collaborations with some of the biggest names in rock music. Dunbar began his music career in the 1960s, playing with several blues and rock bands in England, including The Mojos and The Jeff Beck Group.

    Dunbar's drumming style is characterized by his powerful and dynamic playing, as well as his versatility and ability to adapt to a wide range of musical genres. He has played on numerous albums and sessions during his career, working with artists such as Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, John Mayall, and many others.

    Dunbar was a member of the blues rock band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers for a brief period in the late 1960s, and he also played with the band Jefferson Starship in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to his work as a session drummer, Dunbar has also been a member of several other bands and has released several solo albums.

    Aynsley Dunbar is recognized as one of the most talented and influential drummers of his generation, and his contributions to the development of rock music have earned him a place in the world of music history. He continues to tour and perform to this day and remains an active and highly respected figure in the world of music.

  • Ralph Humphrey – drums
  • Johnny Guerin – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums on "Apostrophe'"
Complete Track-listing of the album "FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" 2:07
  2. "Nanook Rubs It" 4:38
  3. "St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast" 1:50
  4. "Father O'Blivion" 2:18
  5. "Cosmik Debris" 4:14
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. "Excentrifugal Forz" 1:33
  2. "Apostrophe'" Frank Zappa, Jim Gordon and Jack Bruce 5:50
  3. "Uncle Remus" Frank Zappa and George Duke 2:44
  4. "Stink-Foot" 6:33

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Frank Zappa's Biography:

  Frank Zappa (Full-name: Frank Vincent Zappa 1940-1993) was an American musician, composer, and bandleader. He was a pioneer of avant-garde rock and fusion music, known for his innovative and eclectic musical style. Zappa produced over 60 albums and worked with many notable musicians, including the Mothers of Invention, a band he formed in the 1960s. He was also a political activist and spoke out against censorship, making him a controversial figure in his time. Zappa died in 1993 from prostate cancer.

 Frank Vincent Zappa Jr was born in Baltimore City, Maryland, United States on 21/12/1940. He was the first child of Francis Vincent Zappa 07/05/1906 and Rose Marie Colimore 07/06/1912. He had two brothers: Charles Robert “Bobby” Zappa 28/08/1943, Carl Lewis Zappa 10/09/1947.

 When he was 32 years old, his father Francis Vincent Zappa died (07/04/1973).

 He married Kay Sherman in 1960. On 21/09/1967, he married Adelaide Gail Sloatman 01/01/1945 in New York City, New York, United States. He was 19 years old when he married Kay Sherman. He was 26 years old when he married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, who was 22 years old at that time. He got divorced from Kay Sherman in 1964.

 On 06/04/1950, he lived in Bush, Harford, Maryland, United States. On 04/12/1993, he lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

 On 04/12/1993, he died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States when he was 52 years old. In 1993, he was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. His wife Adelaide Gail Sloatman died on 07/10/2015, 22 years after him.