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SHEIK YERBOUTI

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.84 | 332 ratings

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FloydZappa
5 stars This is a excellent album. I'm not sure if you can call this a "live" album, but if it is it's the best one ever! The first song I ever heard on hear was "Bobby Brown", which is a funny, dirty little song that is great. I think that the opening track is great, "I Have Been in You", which parodies Peter Frampton's "I'm in You" which I don not care for Frampton's music at all. The next is "Flakes". It starts of with a great chord progression and vocals. Then Adrien Belew begins a Bob Dylan impression. The next part of this song is a completely different sound. Now Frank sings about the flakes coming over. Then "Broken Hearts are for Assholes" begins. This is one of my favorite songs of the album. It may sound abit much, but just listen to it. The first time I listened to I'm so Cute I thought it souned abit to odd, and I didn't know who was singing it. After about two weeks I decided to give the song another try. Now I listen to it all the time. Terry Bozzio was the one singing it. At first I thought he was just a out standing drummer, but he's also a funny singer. Tommy Mars has some of the most strange vocals I have ever heard. It's amazing though. "Baby Snakes" is a short wild song, that I listen to every other day it seems like. "City of Tiny Lights" is a much more straight forward song than the others. Adrien Belew takes the lead vocals at this and is then joined by Frank. Other songs on here like "Dancin' Fool", "Jewish Princess", and " Wild Love" are good funny songs. Yo' Mama is a longer song that is good, but it's not my favorite. Looking at all the songs on here I have got to give it a five star rating. This is a great album. It's completely different than his other true classics like "Over-Nite Sensation" and "Apostraphe". It's still great and any true Zappa fan will love this album, unless that prefer the earlier Mother's work. If any one would like to see this stuff live watch the movie "Baby Snakes".
FloydZappa | 5/5 |

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