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 Post subject: Re: Over-nite Sensation
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 4:15 pm 
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[quote author=jimmie d link=board=albums;num=1031303298;start=0#11 date=09/07/02 at 09:53:55] 8)  I view this album as the most important turning point in fz's career.  I think that the bulk of his fans sorta left the fold after not being able to handle the "statistical density" of the Flo & Eddy and Wazoo units.  And for some, 200 Motels was the last straw.  It was a staple in most cut-out bins.  Dinah-Moe Humm drew 'em back in.  [/quote]<br><br>Didn't FZ mention himself that OS didn't really sell that well unitil 'Yellow Snow' became a hit and people started checking out recent FZ albums?


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[quote author=Disco Boy link=board=albums;num=1031303298;start=30#30 date=02/08/03 at 19:06:35]<br><br>OS was in the US top 40 by Novemeber of '73 - two months after it's release. OS spent 50 weeks in the US top 200 - 4 of which were in the top 40. I didn't go Gold (500,000 copies sold) until November of '76. Throughout this time period it sold between 1-20,000 copies a week.<br>[/quote]<br><br>According to RIAA, FZ has only one gold album which is Apostrophe.<br>


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[quote author=Disco Boy link=board=albums;num=1031303298;start=30#32 date=02/08/03 at 19:40:29]<br><br>Nope, OS is Gold as well. I also believe there are a lot of other Zappa albums that are Gold (but I can't prove it) as well because of sales that weren't accounted for. He sued Waner Bros. in '83 because of this.<br>[/quote]<br><br>You can check the RIAA website - it lists only Apostrophe('). And it is RIAA that awards Gold/Platinum/whatever status. We can surely introduce a Disco Boy Gold award, and OS will definitely deserve it.  <br>There obviously could have been some mistakes in sales calculations, though...<br><br>A bit later: I did a quick Google thing, and actually yeah, there are quite a few mentionings of OS reaching gold status in the US.  


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[quote author=Mr. Canadian link=board=albums;num=1031303298;start=30#34 date=02/08/03 at 19:48:02]<br><br>I've heard FZ say that 'Shiek Yerbouti' was his biggest seller ever, so it must be gold too.<br><br>[/quote]<br><br>Worldwide, probably?<br>


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[quote author=Disco Boy link=board=albums;num=1031303298;start=30#36 date=02/08/03 at 19:53:41]<br><br>SY has sold 1.7 million copies worldwide to date<br>[/quote]<br><br>Where did you get this info from? <br>I have been wondering about credible worldwide FZ sales data for quite some time now. <br>


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[quote author=JooB link=board=albums;num=1031303298;start=15#20 date=09/09/02 at 01:27:39]if I'm correct, in the booklet that comes with 'the lost episodes' Frank states that Ricky Lancelotti died in a streetfight or something.... I don't have it at hand right now, but I'm pretty sure it was something like that. [/quote]<br><br>Apparently he died after a car crash .<br><br>http://www.united-mutations.com/l/ricky_lancelotti.htm<br> :(


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[quote author=jimmie d link=board=albums;num=1031303298;start=0#11 date=09/07/02 at 09:53:55] 8)  I view this album as the most important turning point in fz's career.  I think that the bulk of his fans sorta left the fold after not being able to handle the "statistical density" of the Flo & Eddy and Wazoo units.  And for some, 200 Motels was the last straw.  It was a staple in most cut-out bins.  Dinah-Moe Humm drew 'em back in.  
<br><br>Didn't FZ mention himself that OS didn't really sell that well unitil 'Yellow Snow' became a hit and people started checking out recent FZ albums?[/quote]

I agree that OS was a great turning point for Zappa leading up to the fusion stylings of Roxy, OSFA, ZINY and Lather.


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Didn't know Lancelotti died so young.

Oh well. Fate is a bummer ya know.

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Yeah I was obsessed with Fifty Fifty and Zomby Woof when i first heard them both... Fifty Fifty is still great all around, but I prefer Zomby Woof live, better tempo, and i think Bobby Martin does a better job as the Zomby Woof.

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Overnite Sensation has always been one of my favorite FZ albums. I've always loved the original versions of Camarillo Brillo, I'm The Slime, Montana & Zomby Woof in particular, but the whole thing is great.

1973-74 is my favorite period for Frank's guitar playing. Others have cited 1978 or 1982, but I love the tone and the mangle it-strangle it approach he took during those years.


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Overnite Sensation has always been one of my favorite FZ albums. I've always loved the original versions of Camarillo Brillo, I'm The Slime, Montana & Zomby Woof in particular, but the whole thing is great.


I agree.

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the first zappa album my dad gave me a few years back was this very one...didn't listen to it right away, but eventually did, then bought roxy, and the rest is history...damn fine album. i agree with some others on the guitar playing from this era being my favorite as well. OS is definately in my top 10 albums (i think...there are a lot of good ones...).


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i love zombie woof so much, i did a full score transcription for a class. the hardest part was that vibes part under "wreety aw righty here da zombie woof"... killer... also i am sure i made a few mistakes on the guitar solo, but i nailed the drums, bass and keys under it. and let me just say... holy shit.. if you want to improve your transcription chops... i can transcribe many songs now so fast thanks to that experience... i recommend it.


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1973-74 is my favorite period for Frank's guitar playing. Others have cited 1978 or 1982, but I love the tone and the mangle it-strangle it approach he took during those years.


Mine too... 8)

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