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Sheik Yerbouti (Explicit)

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Sheik Yerbouti

by FRANK ZAPPA

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Sheik Yerbouti by Frank Zappa
Released: Mar 1979
Label: Zappa Records
A play on KC and the Sunshine Band's "Shake Your Booty," Sheik Yerbouti is the best-selling title in Zappa's catalog. It also marked a shift in style. Emphasizing his love for pop satire, as well as embracing orthodox song structures, the cranky maestro was basically laying the groundwork for Weird Al's own brand of parody-rock. This can be heard in his mocking of Frampton ("I Have Been in You"), as well as Dylan ("Flakes"). Amazingly, his razzing of disco, the thoroughly derisive "Dancin' Fool" ("My shirt's half open to show you my chain/ And the spoon for up my nose") became a club hit.
Justin Farrar
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