Frank Zappa : Sheik Yerbouti

Today’s album of the day is Sheik Yerbouti by Frank Zappa

As suggested yesterday, it’s a Frank Zappa day. Another difficult choice involving a double album and a triple album rock opera both released in 1979. The second, Joe’s Garage was definitely in the running, but happy memories in and around Sheik Yerbouti tip the scales in that direction. This was Zappa’s first album released under his own label, which gave him the freedom to thoroughly indulge his humour as well as his musicianship. Mostly live recordings overdubbed in the studio, I love it all!

My favourite tracks:

  • Dancing Fool
  • Jewish Princess