Offered for sale is a sealed original pressing of the 1973 LP Over-Nite Sensation by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
About this copy: This copy of Over-Nite Sensation is a still sealed 1970s pressing on the Discreet label, and not one of the many recent reissues. Note – Some copies of this LP have Discreet labels, and some have Reprise labels, and both had the same catalog number. As this album is still sealed, the label variation is unknown. The record is presumably new and unplayed.
The shrink wrap is 100% intact, with no rips, tears or holes. There is a small saw mark on the cover on the spine.
A beautiful copy of a terrific album.
Background: While Over-Nite Sensation was Frank Zappa’s 17th album, it was one of his better-selling albums, and the first of only two of his albums to be certified gold by the RIAA. Tracks like “I’m the Slime,” and “Montana” helped the album get airplay, and several of the tracks featured backing vocals by Tina Turner and the Ikettes, who are not credited on the album.
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; it became his second gold album, and most of these songs became staples of his live shows for years to come. 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. … 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 humor), but musically, it’s terrific.
You can listen to “I’m the Slime” here:
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