Frank Zappa releases ‘Sheik Yerbouti,’ a live album featuring Adrian Belew and Terry Bozzio (1979)

Frank Zappa‘s ‘Sheik Yerbouti’ is a live double album with studio elements released on March 3, 1979 by Zappa Records.

Track Listing : 1.I Have Been In You (Frank Zappa) – 03:33 . 2.Flakes (Frank Zappa) – 06:41 . 3.Broken Hearts Are For Assholes (Frank Zappa) – 03:42 . 4.I’M So Cute (Frank Zappa) – 04:27 . 5.Jones Crusher(Frank Zappa) – 02:49 . 6.What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World(Frank Zappa) – 00:33 . 7.Rat Tomago (Frank Zappa) – 05:17 . 8.We’Ve Got To Get Into Something Real(Frank Zappa) – 00:31 . 9.Bobby Brown(Frank Zappa) – 02:49 . 10.Rubber Shirt (Terry Bozzio, Patrick O’Hearn, Frank Zappa) – 02:45 . 11.The Sheik Yerbouti Tango (Frank Zappa) – 03:56 . 12.Baby Snakes (Frank Zappa) – 01:50 . 13.Tryin’ To Grow A Chin (Frank Zappa) – 03:31 . 14.City Of Tiny Lites (Frank Zappa) – 05:32 . 15.Dancin’ Fool (Frank Zappa) – 03:43 . 16.Jewish Princess (Frank Zappa) – 03:16 . 17.Wild Lov (Frank Zappa) – 04:09 . 18.Yo’ Mama (Frank Zappa) – 12:36

Lynn Goldsmith

Musicians : Adrian Belew – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bob Dylan Impersonation . Patrick O’Hearn – Bass, Vocals . Terry Bozzio – Drums, Vocals . Davey Moire – Vocals . Ed Mann – Percussion, Vocals . Tommy Mars – Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Andre Lewis – Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Napoleon Murphy Brock – Backing Vocals . Randy Thornton – Backing Vocals . Peter Wolf – Keyboards, Butter, Flora Margarine . David Ocker – Clarinet

Production : Produced By Frank Zappa . Peter Henderson – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Kerry Mcnabb – Engineer . Davey Moire – Engineer

Package : Lynn Goldsmith asterisques RVM – Photography . John Williams – Art Direction . Gail Zappa – Photography . Amy Bernstein – Artwork

Recorded Jan. 24–28 & Feb. 24–28 1978 At Hammersmith Odeon, London And Oct. 28–31, 1977 – The Palladium, New York.

Released On March 3, 1979 By Zappa Records.

(Source Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti | Frank Zappa – American composer)

What is forgotten, however, that while stereotypes are not the norm, personas like the Jewish Princess do exist. Jewish Princesses are not unicorns. If you don’t buy that, maybe you should stay with yo’ mama. Ladies are assholes, too. If you possess one, you can be one. […]
Zappa released over 70 albums throughout the bulk of his career in music, so picking a favorite could be impossible for the average Frank fan, including myself. However, I can assure you that Sheik Yerbouti is one that you can constantly go back to, even when you’ve tired out the old record player. […]

Tentative Reviews
The album is still recommended, but with the warning that not terribly much should be expected from some of the better known tracks… and with the further warning that there are many FZ albums much better than this one that the potential FZ consumer could buy instead. I realize that some people are going to claim that I’m “not getting the joke”. To which I would respond that the joke just isn’t that funny, this time around. […]


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