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Frank Zappa



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5 stars In the same vein of Joe´s Garage, it´s direct predecessor, and built in the same ideological and musical basis of Zoot Allures and Live in New York, including a very powerfull band and lots of very classic stuff, Sheik Yerbouti is a definitive Zappa´s masterpiece. The album is fullfilled with bizzarre and erotic lyrics, social criticism, obvious agressive acts and racial parodies, the major points where the critics commonly said that Sheik is pure "shit", what is not true, obviously. Nothing previous said is a surprise for Zappa fans, off course. The supporting band is one of Zappa´s best of all times, including O´Hearn, Bozzio, Mann and Belew. These guys work together, either singin´ or playin´, in a very enjoyable and complex manner that is incredibly noticeable. All the songs here are very great stuff. From Flakes to Jewish Princess, all things work together to make this recording an essential experience. Zappa is still performing nice guitar work and Bozzio and Belew are playing and singing like hell! The second part of the album, the live acts, are pure live Zappa of the late 70´s, and, for those who ever watched Baby Snakes, this songs will sound quite good! The live performance of this line-up in Baby Snakes is a memorable event, and deserves a check. So, even beeing hard to describe such good and lenghty material, this one is greatly recommended for begginers and for parody-rockin´ acts fans, including the fact that the musicianship is from other dimension, if you know what I mean. If you don´t care about lyrics offending gays, jewish and any other social character, it´s a five star and much more. Obligatory.
rguabiraba | 5/5 |


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