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Clear Spot

Not a sellout by any measure.

Everything on this album is in keeping with Don's love of blues/R&B/avant-garde jazz.

Ultimately, this is a great blues-rock album which was his best effort at reaching a wide audience.

If he had followed this with Shiny Beast, he would have been making great (and successful) records well into the 80's/

Great Favorite.

I don't think it sold so well, but this was Beefheart's one great shot at selling out. This thing really rocks, without sacrificing an ounce of integrity. From the itchy seduction of Lo Yo Yo to the outright beauty of Blue Million Miles and climaxing with the mind melting Big Eyed Beans from Venus, this is exhilarating fun. A total joy!


Classic Beefheart all the way.


Formed: 1964

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

Born Don Van Vliet, Captain Beefheart was one of modern music's true innovators. The owner of a remarkable four-and-one-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 unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity. While he never came even remotely close to mainstream success, Beefheart's impact was incalculable, and his fingerprints...
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