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Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti (Full Stereo Album) (1979)


This album is available at: www.amazon.com Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 — December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for percussion-based avant-garde composers such as Edgard Varèse and 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar. Sheik Yerbouti is a live double album with studio elements by Frank Zappa made up of material recorded in 1977 and 1978. It was first released on March 3, 1979 as the first release on Zappa Records and re-issued on compact disc, first in unauthorized form by EMI in 1986 and then by Rykodisc in 1990 and then again in 1995. All Rykodisc CDs have a version of “I’m So Cute” in which the coda is removed so that the song segues smoothly into the following song. 1. I Have Been In You 0:00 2. Flakes 3:33 3. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 10:15 4. I’m So Cute (Edited Version) 13:58 5. Jones Crusher 17:07 6. What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World 19:55 7. Rat Tomago 20:30 8. Wait A