Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Released March, 1979
The Pros:Great example of Frank Zappa's lyrical talent. Pokes fun at a wide variety of people and habits. Ideal album for those unfamiliar with Zappa, will get people hooked.
The Cons:Controversy over the potentially racist Jewish references in Jewish Princess. Too much solo work, gets a little tired and drawn-out.
1. I Have Been in You [live] (3:33)
2. Flakes [live] (6:41)
3. Broken Hearts Are for Assholes [live] (3:42)
4. I'm So Cute (3:09)
5. Jones Crusher (2:49)
6. What Ever Happened to All the Fun in the.
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7. Rat Tomago [live] (5:15)
8. Wait a Minute (0:33)
9. Bobby Brown Goes Down [live] (2:49)
10. Rubber Shirt (2:45)
11. The Sheik Yerbouti Tango [live] (3:56)
12. Baby Snakes [live] (1:50)
13. Tryin' to Grow a Chin [live] (3:31)
14. City of Tiny Lites [live] (5:32)
15. Dancin' Fool [live] (3:43)
16. Jewish Princess [live] (3:16)
17. Wild Love [live] (4:09)
18. Yo' Mama [live] (12:36)
Total Time: 70:22
- Frank Zappa / lead guitar, vocals
- Adrian Belew / rhythm guitar, vocals
- Tommy Mars / keyboards, vocals
- Peter Wolf / keyboards
- Patrick O’Hearn / bass, vocals
- Terry Bozzio / drums, vocals
- Ed Mann & David Ocker / clarinets on “Wild Love”
- Napoleon Murphy Brock, Andre Lewis, Randy Thornton & Davey Moire / background vocals
User Reviews (2)
great example of Frank Zappa's lyrical talent
pokes fun at a wide variety of people and habits
ideal album for those unfamiliar with Zappa, will get people hooked
fun songs to sing along to, especially if you're in the mood for something rude
some songs that keep you guessing about what they're about
controversy over the potentially racist Jewish references in Jewish Princess
too much solo work, gets a little tired and drawn-out
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