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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


OCH Aye, the new! Dukes Bar, 27th January 2017

David Attenborough should consider it as an adjunct to his Evolution series.
It would certainly appear, to me, that as one band  stops playing Captain Beefheart music, Mother Nature detects the void and another immediately blossoms and moves in, to fill that breach. 589 more words


Hullabaloo! Vol 1: The Critic and The Captain

by James Fleming


Imagine, if you will…

-Count it off Cat!

-“a runalittle, doalittle, preealittle, pouralittle…”

Counting off a song in Joycean. Then lurching into a riff so twisted, a beat so fluid, lyrics so mischievous that they seemed to spring from the prankster mind of Loki himself. 3,829 more words

The ModernRetro Magazine

981. sugar n' spikes

Captain Beefheart in general and Trout Mask Replica in particular remain my go-tos when I no longer really want to listen to music, but I still must. 63 more words

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