By Josef Woodard
Updated September 08, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Zappa was never ”strictly commercial,” but this hits set corrals into one package many of his concise ”hooks,” comical axioms, and tunes that transcended his cult following. He struck pay dirt with ”Valley Girl,” but the real meat comes with such catchy numbers as ”Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow” and the instrumental ”Peaches en Regalia.” Choice cuts from America’s late prank ster genius. A