Frank Zappa / Sheik Yerbouti

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Fact - every Zappa side is seminal!

 Frank Zappa, Patrick O'Hearn

Frank Zappa, Patrick O'Hearn

I must cite this '79 twofer not only for its definitive rendition of "Bobby Brown," or Patrick O'Hearn's brilliant bass artistry on "Rubber Shirt" - which utilizes Frank's "experimental re-synchronization" technique wherein the final work is an overdub of two unrelated tracks - but for what is, to my ears, the best Dylan spoof ever as rendered by Adrian Belew on the track "Flakes."

 Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew

Frank Zappa, Adrian Belew

As are all of Zappa's sidemen and women - O'Hearn is a master accompanist / soloist. And as I was witness at The Capital Theater in Passaic in '78 Zappa employed two bassists - O'Hearn and Arthur Barrow - on the tour which debuted material from Sheik Yerbouti.

 Arthur Barrow, Frank Zappa

Arthur Barrow, Frank Zappa