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"I've Gotta Understand Beefheart"

“I’ve gotta understand Beefheart. Captain Beefheart has been hanging over me like this weird, cryptic…like, I will never be smart enough or large enough of mind to assess and understand Captain Beefheart.” – Marc Maron,  1,040 more words

Fast & Bulbous

“A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous, got me?”
— Captain Beefheart

Down the hall from my freshman dorm room lived a skinny, eccentric kid from Connecticut.

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365 Days of Album Recommendations - Sep 19

Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica

It’s been said that this album is both pure genius, and unlistenable. Here’s what I suggest. Listen to it simultaneous to reading this: 9 more words

Album Recommendations

694. Dachau blues

From an album where everything else is lyrically (and musically) full-on Dada to the point of absolute confusion, Captain Beefheart leaves not even a trace of ambiguity as to what this… 12 more words

All Vinyl Apocalypse

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Blimp (mousetrapreplica)

One of the many wonderful pieces from the Trout Mask Replica jigsaw; this time with the music actually being played by The Mothers of Invention whilst a Magic Band member delivers the vocals via the medium of telephone. Wonderful stuff.


Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Ella Guru

By the time one gets to the 4th track of 1969’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’, it feels like the album has started to hit its stride (foolish, but understandable on first listen), as ‘Ella guru’ is grooving; albeit in a ramshackle, rickety, jagged fashion.Like the rest of the album, the simple set up of drums, bass, guitar and vocals teases out astonishing, gnarled and debased music of Blues origin. 31 more words


Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

“Trout Mask Replica”

Sometimes there is an album that you recognize is undoubtedly a classic/masterpiece, but you don’t know if it receives a perfect grade in your book, but rarely do you question if maybe that masterpiece should receive the lowest marks possible. 101 more words