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From: Charles Ulrich forthcoming book Project/Object
  The LP liner and CD booklet credit the musicians who played on the album, but unfortunately do not indicate who played on which song. Tina Turner and the Ikettes sang on several songs but are not credited. (See Over-Nite Sensation for the story.)
  Apostrophe features the most detailed crew credits of any FZ album, including not only engineers but roadies, managers, and even office staff. Recorded over a span of four years in three studios, the album credits five engineers: Steve Desper, Terry Dunavan, Barry Keene, Bob Hughes, and Kerry McNabb. Barrymore Keene was soundman on FZ's Grand Wazoo and Petit Wazoo tours in 1972, and later played bass in the band Spirit. Roadies (credited as "technical") included Paul Hof (who married Janet Ferguson of 200 Motels), Oscar Kergalves, Kansas (a.k.a. Kanzus J. Kanzus, heard on YCDTOSA 5), Dunt (Jay Sloatman, brother of Gail Zappa), Brian Krokus (soundman), Bob Ludwig, and Unity (lights). Herb Cohen, the Mothers' manager and FZ's partner in DiscReet Records, is credited for Discreetion. Zach Glickman [what was his job?] is credited for "wholesale", road manager Marty Perellis is credited for "retail", and Bob Glassenberg, general manager of DiscReet, is credited for "discount". Marty's credit is perhaps an allusion to his previous employment in the garment industry, "selling hosiery and flannel pajamas with footies" (FZ, 7/17/74 Phoenix). Ona S. Courvoisier (mentioned in "Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?") and Taun (both credited for "phonetics") were xxx. Dolores "Dee" Barnett (mentioned in "Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy" and credited here for "tradition") was a bookkeeper.
  The photos under the tray of the 1995 Ryko CD depict the Mothers line-up that toured Europe in August-September, 1973. In the back row are Ralph Humphrey (drums), Tom Fowler (bass), Ian Underwood (saxophone), George Duke (keyboards), and Jean-Luc Ponty (violin). In the front row are Bruce Fowler (trombone), FZ (guitar), and Ruth Underwood (percussion).
From: Vladimir Sovetov <>
  I would like also to note that Jay Sloatman, Dunt, mentioned in ROXY. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church)

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