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Customer Reviews

Good Vugum

First Beefheart album I ever bought and still one of my favourites.


Live in this album, don't just listen to it. Let it stick to your life for a while so as it is a feeling diary for you to visit back to in the future. So few artists can make music like this. Enjoy.

I'm Gonna Take Up With A Mermaid…

One of The Captain's finest albums. It's the soundtrack to a southern gothic film. Swampy. Bluesy. Key tracks: I'm Gonna Booglarise You Baby, Click Clack, Grow Fins. I hope I live till I'm at least 100yo so I can hear this album again and again. Must eat more healthily, do exercise, etc.


Born: 15 January 1941 in Glendale, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Born Don Vliet, Captain Beefheart was one of modern music's true innovators. The owner of a remarkable four-and-a-half-octave vocal range, he employed idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist lyrics, and an unholy alliance of free jazz, Delta blues, latter-day classical music, and rock & roll to create a singular body of work virtually unrivaled in its daring and fluid creativity. While he never came even remotely close to mainstream success, Beefheart's impact was incalculable, and his fingerprints were...
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