Frank Zappa released his classic LP “Sheik Yerbouti” on March 3, 1979. It was a …

Written by on March 3, 2018


Frank Zappa released his classic LP “Sheik Yerbouti” on March 3, 1979. It was a live double album with studio elements made up of material recorded in 1977 and 1978. It was first released on Zappa Records.

Sheik Yerbouti represented a major turning point in Zappa’s career. The first album to be released on his own eponymous label after his departure from Warner Bros. Records, it emphasized the comedic aspect of his lyrics more than ever before, beginning a period of increased record sales and mainstream media attention.

“Sheik Yerbouti” remains Zappa’s biggest selling album worldwide with over 2 million units sold to date.

What are your memories of this LP?

Happy 39th Birthday to “Sheik Yerbouti”!!!




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