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Beefheart's Masterpiece finally made available again.

If you've gotten this far, don't even think twice. This was his own favorite recording and the one favored by the members of the Magic Band. Trout Mask may be the most celebrated by the academics and some fervent fans, but the addition of Art Tripp, doubling Zoot Horn's guitar lines on marimba, as well as Don's own careful production gives this subsequent album a strength and sophistication that he would never equal. The songs are heavily varied, but nothing less than his strongest composition. It's been nearly 20 years since an official digital format has been available. Since the dear Captain's recent passing, this is an excellent time to release this unequaled gem.

Beefy & Hearty

Absolutely beautiful music. Perfect background music for dinner partys or for getting it on in the bedroom or for relaxing in the bath surrounded by candles or driving the kids to soccer practice or painting the kitchen or going for a jog or dancing up in the club. One of the band's greatest accomplishments. And this is a band that has accomplished a lot.

Brilliant and Original

FInally this album is available again. You should but htis immediately, listen to it, get past the vocals (they will grow on you) and listen to the band. I saw them perform these tunes note for is not random and is certainly not conventional. Trout Mask Replica was a raw prelude to this refined masterpiece. The world lost a true original this year. I seriously doubt there will ever be anything as free and original in modern music again any time soon.


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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