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Sheik Yerbouti


Download links and information about Sheik Yerbouti by Frank Zappa. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Humor genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:11:36 minutes.

Artist: Frank Zappa
Release date: 1979
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Humor
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:11:36
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No. Title Length
1. I Have Been In You 3:33
2. Flakes 6:40
3. Broken Hearts Are for A*****es 3:41
4. I'm So Cute 4:27
5. Jones Crusher 2:49
6. What Ever Happened to All the Fun In the World 0:33
7. Rat Tomago 5:14
8. Wait a Minute 0:33
9. Bobby Brown Goes Down 2:49
10. Rubber Shirt 2:44
11. The Sheik Yerbouti Tango 3:55
12. Baby Snakes 1:49
13. Tryin' to Grow a Chin 3:31
14. City of Tiny Lites 5:30
15. Dancin' Fool 3:42
16. Jewish Princess 3:18
17. Wild Love 4:09
18. Yo' Mama 12:39



For many casual listeners, Sheik Yerbouti features the Frank Zappa they remember. Deeply satiric, bitingly funny and simply over-the-top, Sheik was credited at one point as being the best-selling album in the Zappa catalog. Zappa used these "commercial" releases to finance his instrumental work and his more unusual experiments. "I Have Been In You" goofs on Peter Frampton's cheesecake I'm In You album. "Flakes" observes the air-head side of his home state, California, with a sudden Dylan parody by guitarist Adrian Belew. "Dancin' Fool" became an actual disco hit, despite skewering the music it invokes. "Jewish Princess" angered the Anti-Defamation League while Zappa stood behind his song. "Broken Hearts Are For A*****es" cranks out hard-edged FM radio rock. "Bobby Brown Goes Down" became a huge hit in Norway, but was too risqué for American audiences. In lesser hands, these pop songs could've fallen flat, but Zappa charges up the music to such high levels of musicianship that it's not easy to dismiss. It's hard to believe but most of the basic tracks were recorded live with studio overdubs added later.