Frank Zappa, with and without The Mothers, went on to record some of the most brilliant, scatological, scathing, iconoclastic music of the century, and in a variety of forms, including doo-wop, psychedelic, jazz, free form and classical (his orchestral compositions have been conducted by Zubin Mehta and Pierre Boulez). Determinedly non-commercial, he enjoyed only a cult following until 1973, when Over-nite Sensation
produced great tunes like "Zomby Woof", "Dinah-Moe-Hum", and "Montana," a song about a dental-floss tycoon.
Over-nite Sensation begins with "Camarillio Brillo", a classic pop song with some of the best lyrics Zappa's ever written--and that is saying something ... "She said she was a magic mama/and she could throw a mean tyro/then carried on without a comma/that she was someone I should know,"
-- just a clever tune, folks.
"I'm the Slime" is a creepy, low-key paranoia about the influence of the TV, with Frank cast as the invention in question ... "I'm the tool of the government and industry too/I am destined to rule and regulate you"
"Dirty Love" & "50/50", follow next, with great FZ guitar work in the latter.
"Zomby Woof" is one of my favourite FZ songs, and IMO, his best guitar solo.
The CD finishes with 2 classics, "Dinah-Moe Humm" and "Montana".
The whole record is pretty short and non-epic, making it a great jumping-on point for people who don't know Zappa and not familiar with his other work.
Highly recommended !!