This day in Music 22.03.1974
Apostrophe (') is Frank Zappa's eighteenth Lp, released on March 22, 1974. The record was released in both stereo and quadraphonic formats. An edited version of its lead-off track, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow was the first of Zappa's three Billboard Top 100 hits, ultimately peaking at #86. Apostrophe (') is Zappa's most commercially successful album in the U.S. It was certified gold by the RIAA on April 7, 1976 and peaked at #10 (a career-high placement) on the Billboard 200 chart in 1974.
Don't Eat the Yellow Snow is both the title of a suite and of its first part. The suite of four songs (which also include Nanook Rubs It, St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast, and Father O'Blivion) appeared on Apostrophe ('). The song was released as a single (on DiscReet, 1974), backed with Cosmik Debris.
Below a lyric video of Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, the song