YouTube: M.O. Apostrophe/Over-Nite Sensation

I don’t know how long this is going to be available on YouTube, but for now you can find the entire “Making of Apostrophe/Over-Nite Sensation” docu there. As it says “aired 21/4/07 on SBS Australian TV”, I reckon this to be the original TV-broadcast, not the DVD-version.

Part one:

Parts 2, 3, 4, 5.

22 Responses to “YouTube: M.O. Apostrophe/Over-Nite Sensation”

  1. Wannabeard says:

    Thank God (and Barry) for “VideoDownloader Firefox Extension”!
    Why are rockstars always wearing sunglasses when appearing on tv?

  2. bernard says:

    Thanks, this is just fantastic.

    Just an very good example to explain youngsters that FZ was 10 % inspiration and, yes indeed: 90 % hard work.

    I’l never forget G. Duke explaining / commenting FZ workaholic attitude on the VPRO , Holland doc documentaire : “It was as if he knew that his life would be too short to allow him to tell all the things he wanted and had to tell.”

  3. Birdman! says:

    A few seconds of Bianca Odin at the beginning of part 5 – very cool. I’ve never seen video of that band before – too bad we didn’t get to see a little more of it.
    Did anyone else look at the cover of “Overnight Sensation” and make the connection that the grapefruit had been used to sexually gratify the two-headed roady? Maybe I’m slow.

  4. bhuana says:

    for anyone having problems with VideoDownloader Firefox Extension add on (like me) i’ve found this add on which does same job (maybe a bit better) and doesn’t rely on host site to download. It’s called “Ook? Video Ook!”

  5. Ryan says:

    Birdman, you’re not alone.

    Watching Billly Bob Thorton in the very beginning kinda threw me off a little bit. Almost as if Rosie O’ Donald were in a doc about Pere Ubu or someone. Big parts for me were the ZPZ clips, more shots of Dweezil with Frank’s guitar, and him having more fun than he should with his dad’s mixing.

  6. Wannabeard says:

    I think the trick with VideoDownloader is to let the video finish loading/buffering, but maybe you have already tried that?
    And I was also wondering why Billy Bob Thornton is beeing interviewed. I googled it a bit and all I could find out is that he’s a fan of Frank. Since then did that qualify you to be an authority? (Yeah, he’s a celebrity – So What?? Go interview Matt Groening instead, I bet he has loads of interesting stuff to say.)

    And, no, I never noticed the grapefruit having been molested.

  7. scott says:

    Kill Ugly Radio FUCKING ROCKS!!!!
    It absolutely ROCKS!!!

    By FAR

  8. scott says:

    Kill Ugly Radio FUCKING ROCKS!!!!
    It absolutely ROCKS!!!

    By FAR the best Zappa site on earth!
    What a great documentary, SHIT, I can’t believe it!
    I watched PEEFEEYATKO on YouTube last night
    and thought I had seen everything.

    Obviously, with Zappa you NEVER see everything.

    Thanks Barry.

  9. jim says:

    Pretty cool to see some props from Alice Cooper in there. Or for that matter, seeing Ruth rusty enough to hit three rubber chickens – “one for each decade I’ve been away” – on “St. Alphonso” … but yeah, Billy Bob is rather a WTF moment every so often.

    Never knew that was Tina Turner on OVER-NITE SENSATION. Huh!

  10. the man says:

    Fuck American Idol Gives Back – solve world disorder by sharing these vids with at least ONE person. Bribe them with false religious hope, enlightenment (or defoulment), or free cream cheese! DO IT!

  11. leon says:

    Warren… it STILL isn…

  12. urbangraffito says:

    I don’t know, maybe I’m deranged, but Frank’s music just sounds better and better every time I hear it — doesn’t matter which band either — I suppose it’s just hopeless: a Zappa freak I am & one I will always be (fuck you if you don’t like my hat)!

  13. Birdman! says:

    Check out the tiny Pignose amp next to Dweezil’s left shoulder. The mic seems to be on this amp when he is playing. FZ mentioned the Pignose in a Guitar Player interview, and I got one last year. It sounds great and filthy without being too loud, and the power/volume knob is cast in the shape of a pig’s nose. What a fine thing it is!

  14. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Re B.B. Thornton: I believe he’s been a close friend of the Zappa’s for quite some time (correct me if I’m wrong).

  15. hazzaroonee says:

    yeh it just gets bigger and better and crispier . what a great great era 73 and 74. Its put me back into that space again , hearing things i never thought or heard before. i think it was a good productive happy time for frank, as shown on the roxy tapes.

  16. Ryan says:

    Everybody be sure to buy this when it comes out! Support your favorite musicians!

  17. michael says:

    WOW!!!!!!! thank you kur…….it doesn’t get better than FRANK ZAPPA ..ya know…the stuff fz edited from his recordings would be a great recording!!!!

  18. ken duvall says:

    Some of it is great, but I get bored listening to the Dweezil man…

  19. urbangraffito says:

    I can understand the paradox Dweezil must find himself in. An excellent guitar player in his own right constantly being measured up the unmeasurable. I just hope he finds his own voice one day. That day will be a real mindblower. Until then, we’ve got Zappa Sr.

  20. Michael Pabst says:

    I wished those documentations gave more insight in the creative process. Not just studio footage synced to the album “soundtrack”.

    The same with other titels from that “Classic Albums” series.


  21. Balint says:

    “this video is no longer available”…

  22. Rob says:

    It’s well worth the money. Buy it!

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