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  • Safe As Milk Safe As Milk Quick View

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    Safe As Milk

    Captain Beefheart's 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock's most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.


    With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart's legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John "Drumbo" French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as "Zig Zag Wanderer," "Abba Zaba," "Dropout Boogie," "I'm Glad" and "Electricity" (covered two decades later by Sonic Youth).


    Now released by Sundazed Music, this landmark album now sounds the way it was meant to sound, thanks to the restoration of Perry's rare original-and, to most fans, superior-mono mix, which was later altered by Beefheart's label without the artist's involvement. This definitive edition features authoritative new liner notes by Rolling Stone editor and longtime Beefheart enthusiast David Fricke.


    "In mono, Safe As Milk is a powerful, concentrated revelation," Fricke writes, further noting, "Safe As Milk promised comfort, exotic nourishment and rude health-and delivered. Created in a year rich in historic debuts and transformative statements about rock's dynamic and expressive possibilities, Safe As Milk was so far in it was out."

    1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
    2. Zig Zag Wanderer
    3. Call On Me
    4. Dropout Boogie
    5. I'm Glad
    6. Electricity
    7. Yellow Brick Road
    8. Abba Zaba
    9. Plastic Factory
    10. Where There's Woman
    11. Grown So Ugly
    12. Autumn's Child
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  • Captain Beefheart Live 1966-67 Captain Beefheart Live 1966-67 Quick View

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    Captain Beefheart Live 1966-67

    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band are firmly established as one of the most imaginative acts to have emerged from late-'60s America. The historically vital recordings preserved on this set -- a live set captured from Avalon Ballroom in 1966 and a radio station set from 1967 -- capture Beefheart and his musicians as they emerge from their blues-based beginnings and begin to evolve into something far stranger.
    1. Down in the Bottom
    2. Don't Start Me to Talkin'
    3. The Sun is Shining
    4. Tupelo
    5. Somebody in My Home
    6. Old Folks' Boogie
    7. St. James Infirmary
    8. Evil (Is Going On)
    9. Harp Instrumental
    10. Somebody in My House
    11. Sure'Nuff'n' Yes I Do
    12. Call on Me
    13. Yellow Brick Road
    14. Plastic Factory
    15. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
    16. Yellow Brick Road
    17. Abba Zaba
    18. Kandy Korn
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    Hot Rats

    By 1969, after releasing a 'mother lode' of Mothers of Invention classics, leader Frank Zappa was ready to breakthrough other musical barriers that were still holding popular music in a conservative headlock.


    Being one if not the first album to be recorded using 16 tracks (twice the number being used at the time on both sides of the Atlantic), Hot Rats became a leading edge in both modern recording technology and the evolution of jazz/rock-fusion. Mostly instrumental, it features six original compositions; three loose jam pieces, the remainder being tight ensemble arrangements. Some of the finest players around come together in varying combinations, all-the-while showcasing Frank Zappa's guitar virtuosity.


    Among others, Lowell George of Little Feat-fame lends guitar, jazz violinists extraordinaire Don 'Sugarcane' Harris and Jean-Luc Ponty plus fellow Mother Ian Underwood's keyboard and woodwind work, complete the leader's advanced vision. Last but not least, the legendary Captain Beefheart brings his unique pipes to the infamous Willie The Pimp.


    Soon to become a concert staple and fan favorite thereafter, Peaches En Regalia is truly a modern jazz standard, eventually covered by the likes of Phish and The Dixie Dregs. Also included are Son of Mr. Green Genes, Little Umbrellas, The Gumbo Variations and It Must Be A Camel. Mastered and cut directly from the original analog master tape by Bernie Grundman under the supervision of Gail Zappa.

    1. Peaches en Regalia
    2. Willie the Pimp
    3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
    4. Little Umbrellas
    5. The Gumbo Variations
    6. It Must Be a Camel
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  • Safe As Milk Safe As Milk Quick View

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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. Zig Zag Wanderer, Call on Me, and Yellow Brick Road are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like Electricity and Abba Zaba.
    Abba zabba
    Dropout Boogie
    Zig Zag Wanderer
    Sure 'Nuff'N Yes, I Do
    Electricity
    Grown So Ugly
    Yellow Brick Road
    I'm Glad
    Where There's Woman
    Plastic Factory
    Autumn's Child
    Call On Me
    Captain Beefheart
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  • Safe As Milk Safe As Milk Quick View

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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. Zig Zag Wanderer, Call on Me, and Yellow Brick Road are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like Electricity and Abba Zaba.
    Abba zabba
    Dropout Boogie
    Zig Zag Wanderer
    Sure 'Nuff'N Yes, I Do
    Electricity
    Grown So Ugly
    Yellow Brick Road
    I'm Glad
    Where There's Woman
    Plastic Factory
    Autumn's Child
    Call On Me
    Captain Beefheart
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  • It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper Quick View

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    It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper

    One of the most exciting aspects of reintroducing so much rare and incredible music to the world is being able to finally make available material thats been in label-vault limbo since the day it was recorded, vital sounds locked away from the deserving ears of the legions of devoted music fans we at Sundazed count ourselves among. But when were able to present previously shelved material by one of the most visionary and influential artists of all time, in exceptional fidelity, with the look and feel of the packaging that the artist originally meant it to have? Well, then, that just takes everything to another level completelya level thats certainly been reached with the exclusive vinyl-only issue of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Bands mind-blowing lost 1967 sessions.


    Recorded in part as the follow-up to Safe as Milk, Beefhearts debut from earlier that year, the world-shattering material on It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper was rerecorded, truncated, and issuedwithout the Captains approvalas Strictly Personal in 1968. Mastered directly from the original analog tapes and featuring a wealth of unedited takes never before on vinyl, Sundazeds stunning gatefold double-LP release of this infamously enigmatic opus comes to you wrapped in a sharp outer sleeve bearing specially commissioned artwork by Frank Zappa/Straight Records illustrator Cal Schenkel replicating the albums planned 67 design; inside are rare photos and fascinating, exhaustive liner notes by Magic Band drummer John Drumbo French.


    So here, then, is Captain Beefheart and His Magic Bands second album of gloriously disjointed avant-rock/blues and free-jazz skronk, presented just as natureand the Captainintended. Even after more than 40 years, this music is still hopelessly ahead of its timeor, as one-time Magic Band member Ry Cooder once described it, right on time.

    1. Gimme Dat Harp Boy
    2. Dirty Blue Gene
    3. Beatle Bones 'n' Smokin' Stones Pt. 1 & 2
    4. Trust Us (take 9)
    5. Safe as Milk (take 12)
    6. Moody Liz (take 8)
    7. On Tomorrow
    8. Big Black Baby Shoes
    9. Flower Pot
    10. Korn Ring Finger
    11. Safe as Milk (take 5)
    12. Trust Us (take 6)
    13. Moody Liz (take 16)
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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  • Mirror Man Mirror Man Quick View

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    Mirror Man

    The fifth studio album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band. It contains material which was recorded in 1967 for Buddah Records, and which was originally intended for release as part of an abandoned project entitled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Much of the material from this project was subsequently re-recorded and released through a different label as Strictly Personal (1968). The tapes from the original sessions, however, remained under the care of Buddah, who took four of the unissued tunes and released them as Mirror Man in 1971. The record sleeve features an erroneous claim that it had been recorded one night in Los Angeles in 1965.
    The album is dominated by three long, blues-rooted jams featuring uncharacteristically sparse lyrical accompaniment from Beefheart. A fourth tune, the eight-minute Kandy Korn, is an earlier version of a track that appears on Strictly Personal. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes
    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart
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  • Trout Mask Replica (Colored) (Awaiting Repress) Trout Mask Replica (Colored) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Trout Mask Replica (Colored) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 58/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    The third album by Captain Beefheart (a.k.a. Don Van Vliet) and his Magic Band, released in June 1969. Produced by Beefheart's friend and former schoolmate Frank Zappa, it was originally released as a double album on Zappa's Straight Records label. Combining elements of blues, avant-garde, free jazz and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and a major influence on genres such as alternative rock and post-punk.


    Most of Trout Mask Replica was recorded in March 1969 at Whitney Studios in Los Angeles, California. The lineup of The Magic Band at this time consisted of Bill Harkleroad and Jeff Cotton on guitar, Mark Boston on bass guitar, Victor Hayden on bass clarinet, and John French on drums and percussion. Beefheart played several brass and woodwind instruments (including saxophone, musette, and hunting horn) and contributed most of the vocal parts, with Zappa and various members of the band providing occasional vocals and narration. The well-rehearsed Magic Band recorded all instrumental tracks[a 1] for Trout Mask Replica in a single six-hour recording session; Van Vliet's vocal and horn tracks were laid down over the next few days. Upon release in the US, Trout Mask Replica sold poorly and failed to chart. It was more successful in the UK, where it spent a week on the charts, at #21

    1. Frownland
    2. Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back, The
    3. Dachau Blues
    4. Ella Guru
    5. Hair Pie: Bake 1
    6. Moonlight On Vermont
    7. Pachuco Cadaver
    8. Bills Corpse
    9. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
    10. Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
    11. China Pig
    12. My Human Gets Me Blues
    13. Dali's Car
    14. Hair Pie: Bake 2
    15. Pena
    16. Well
    17. When Big Joan Sets Up
    18. Fallin' Ditch
    19. Sugar 'N Spikes
    20. Ant Man Bee
    21. Orange Claw Hammer
    22. Wild Life
    23. She's Too Much For My Mirror
    24. Hobo Chang Ba
    25. Blimp (Mousetrapreplica), The
    26. Steal Softly Thru Snow
    27. Old Fart At Play
    28. Veteran's Day Poppy
    Captain Beefheart
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  • Clear Spot Clear Spot Quick View

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    Clear Spot

    Clear Spot is the seventh album by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.


    After Trout Mask Replica, which was critically acclaimed but sold poorly, each of the group's following three albums was slightly more conventional than the one before. Beefheart wanted more commercial success - hence his decision to work with the widely respected team of producer Ted Templeman and engineer Donn Landee, who also created hits for artists such as the Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon and Van Morrison. Clear Spot gathers together much of the lyrical material that Beefheart had created or formulated at the beginning of The Spotlight Kid recordings. (via Wikipedia)

    1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    2. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Too Much Time
    4. Circumstances
    5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
    6. Sun Zoom Spark
    7. Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
    8. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
    9. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
    10. Kiss Where I Kain't
    11. Circumstances (Alternate Version 2)
    12. Little Scratch
    13. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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  • Bluejeans & Moonbeams (Awaiting Repress) Bluejeans & Moonbeams (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bluejeans & Moonbeams (Awaiting Repress)

    About the best one can say about 1974's Bluejeans & Moonbeams is that it's not as bad as his other release of the year, Unconditionally Guaranteed. In fact, there are two tracks, the pretty reverie Observatory Crest and the stomping blues-rocker Party of Special Things to Do, that are actually quite good. The rest of the album, however, is fairly dire. Recorded with anonymous studio musicians who are clearly out of their league and glossed to a soul-less polish by producer Andy DiMartino, Bluejeans & Moonbeams never catches fire even at its best, and its worst tracks -- those would be Pompadour Swamp and the utterly wretched proto-disco Captain's Holiday -- are the worst things that have ever borne the Captain Beefheart name. Captain Beefheart would eventually return with the revitalized Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) in 1978, but Bluejeans & Moonbeams sounds like a tired and cynical make-work project.
    Party of Special Things To Do
    Same Old Blues
    Observatory Crest
    Pompadour Swamp
    Captains Holiday
    Rock 'n Roll's Evil Doll
    Further Than We've Gone
    Twist Ah Luck
    Bluejeans and Moonbeams
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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    Merseytrout

    Limited edition 2LP set of Captain Beefheart's best selling live album Merseytrout, previously only available on CD. Recorded live at Rotters Club Liverpool in October of 1980, this was Beefhearts fifth gig of the tour after an absence from touring for almost two years. Joined by his Magic Band, the 21-song set finds the music legend at his absolute avant garde best.
    LP1
    1. Toaster
    2. Nowadays A Womans Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Abba Zabba
    4. Hothead
    5. Dirty Blue Jean
    6. Best Batch Yet
    7. One Man Sentence
    8. Safe As Milk
    9. Flavour Bud Living
    10. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
    11. One Red Rose That I Mean


    LP2
    1. Doctor Dark
    2. Bat Chain Puller
    3. My Human Gets Me Blues
    4. Sugar 'n' Spikes
    5. Veterans Day Poppy
    6. Dropout Boogie
    7. Sheriff Of Hong Kong
    8. Kandy Korn
    9. Suction Prints
    10. Big Eyed Beans From Venus

    Captain Beefheart
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  • Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973 Quick View

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    Sun, Zoom, Spark:1970 to 1973

    Limited Edition Four LP Boxed Set Includes Newly Remastered Versions Of Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid And Clear Spot, Plus An Entire Disc Of Unreleased Outtakes.


    Recorded over a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 at United Recording Group in Hollywood, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was released the following October. One of Van Vliet's favorites, the album represents the apex of his dissonant style and includes such standout tracks as the quirky-funny I Love You, You Big Dummy and the exquisite solo guitar piece One Red Rose That I Mean.


    Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1965-1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range,Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition.

    LP 1 - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970)
    1. Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    2. Doctor Dark
    3. I Love You, You Big Dummy
    4. Peon
    5. BellerĂ­n 'Plain
    6. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
    7. Japan In A dishpan
    8. I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
    9. Petrified Forest
    10. One Red Rose That I Mean
    11. The Buggy Boogie Woogie
    12. The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
    13. Space-Age Couple
    14. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
    15. Flash Gordon's Ape


    LP 2 - The Spotlight Kid (January 1972)
    1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
    2. White Jam
    3. Blabber 'N Smoke
    4. When It Blows Its Stacks
    5. Alice In Blunderland
    6. The Spotlight Kid
    7. Click Clack
    8. Grow Fins
    9. There Is not No Santa Claus On The Evenin 'Stage
    10. Glider


    LP 3 - Clear Spot (November 1972)
    1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
    2. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
    3. Too Much Time
    4. Circumstances
    5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
    6. Sun Zoom Spark
    7. Clear Spot
    8. Crazy Little Thing
    9. Long Neck Bottles
    10. Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
    11. Big Eyed Beans From Venus
    12. Golden Birdies


    LP 4 - Out-Takes (Previously Unreleased)
    1. Alice In Blunderland (Alternate Version)
    2. Harry Irene
    3. I Can not Do This Unless I Can Do This / Seam Crooked Sam
    4. Pompadour Swamp / Suction Prints
    5. The Witch Doctor Life (Instrumental Take)
    6. Two Rips In A Haystack / Kiss Me My Love
    7. Best Batch Yet (Track) [Version 1]
    8. Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
    9. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
    10. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
    11. Kiss Where I Kain't
    12. Circumstances (Alternate Vesion 2)
    13. Little Scratch
    14. Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)

    Captain Beefheart
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  • Lick My Decals Off, Baby Lick My Decals Off, Baby Quick View

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    Lick My Decals Off, Baby

    Produced by Captain Beefheart himself, Lick My Decals Off, Baby is a bit darker, examining environmental issues in some songs rather than simply concentrating on surreal wordplay. Whatever the differences, the jagged, complex rhythms and guitar interplay continue to amaze.
    1. Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    2. Doctor Dark
    3. I Love You, You Big Dummy
    4. Peon
    5. Bellerin' Plain
    6. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
    7. Japan In A Dishpan
    8. I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
    9. Petrified Forest
    10. One Red Rose That I Mean
    11. The Buggy Boogie Woogie
    12. The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
    13. Space-Age Couple
    14. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
    15. Flash Gordon's Ape
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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  • Diddy Wah Diddy Diddy Wah Diddy Quick View

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    Diddy Wah Diddy

    Double 7 Set


    In the high desert of California, they were referred to simply as "Beefheart."


    Don Van Vliet acquired the habit of singing along to vintage blues records while hanging with high school chum Frank Zappa. Founder Alex Snouffer formed the Magic Band in late 1964. And, by early 1965, the powerful and charismatic local blues combo had made quite a name for itself locally as "the band" for local dances at the fairgrounds. By late '65 the inclusion of master guitarist Rich Hepner explosively changed the group's chemistry; dances morphed to concerts - with the dancers choosing to sit on the floor, captivated by this white blues band that seemed to transform Exposition Hall into a spellbinding Louisiana swamp.


    In early 1966, the band signed with A&M Records. Producer David Gates (of Bread fame) was assigned production duties, and the first result - a cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy" - stunned everyone. Famed Del Rio, Texas DJ "Wolfman Jack" introduced it by saying "OK everybody on the highway, you'd better pull over, cause here comes Captain Beefheart with 'Diddy Wah Diddy.'"


    Ill-fated times intervened with the coincidental cover of "Diddy" by an East Coast group - The Remains - which was releases almost simultaneously on the Epic Records label. Confusion and chaos reigned, and the songs dropped from the charts quickly. Founder Snouffer reflected: That's a record label's, personal manager's, and band's nightmare." Undaunted, Gates penned a follow-up to "Diddy," entitled "Moonchild." The band arranged it themselves - interpreting Dave's guitar/voice demo. Gates reaction: "Boy, it wasn't supposed to happen like this!"


    Van Vliet had also penned his first recorded compositions - "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" for the B-side of "Diddy" and "Frying Pan" for the B-side of "Moonchild." Van Vliet went on in later years through many incarnations of Magic Bands to create the most avante-garde rock music ever recorded, but the roots of these early pieces echo throughout all the later works.


    -John French, Lancaster, CA

    1. Diddy Wah Diddy
    2. Who Do You Think You're Fooling
    3. Moonchild
    4. Frying Pan
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  • The Spotlight Kid The Spotlight Kid Quick View

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    The Spotlight Kid

    On The Spotlight Kid, Captain Beefheart took over full production duties. Spotlight takes things lower and looser, with a lot of typical Beefheart fun crawling around in weird, strange ways. The overall atmosphere is definitely relaxed and fun, maybe one step up from a jam.
    1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
    2. White Jam
    3. Blabber 'n Smoke
    4. When It Blows Its Stacks
    5. Alice In Blunderland
    6. The Spotlight Kid
    7. Click Clack
    8. Grow Fins
    9. There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evenin' Stage
    10. Glider
    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
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  • Trout Mask Replica (180 Gram) (Awaiting Repress) Trout Mask Replica (180 Gram) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Trout Mask Replica (180 Gram) (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 58/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The third album by Captain Beefheart (a.k.a. Don Van Vliet) and his Magic Band, released in June 1969. Produced by Beefheart's friend and former schoolmate Frank Zappa, it was originally released as a double album on Zappa's Straight Records label. Combining elements of blues, avant-garde, free jazz and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and a major influence on genres such as alternative rock and post-punk.


    Most of Trout Mask Replica was recorded in March 1969 at Whitney Studios in Los Angeles, California. The lineup of The Magic Band at this time consisted of Bill Harkleroad and Jeff Cotton on guitar, Mark Boston on bass guitar, Victor Hayden on bass clarinet, and John French on drums and percussion. Beefheart played several brass and woodwind instruments (including saxophone, musette, and hunting horn) and contributed most of the vocal parts, with Zappa and various members of the band providing occasional vocals and narration. The well-rehearsed Magic Band recorded all instrumental tracks[a 1] for Trout Mask Replica in a single six-hour recording session; Van Vliet's vocal and horn tracks were laid down over the next few days. Upon release in the US, Trout Mask Replica sold poorly and failed to chart. It was more successful in the UK, where it spent a week on the charts, at #21

    1. Frownland
    2. Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back, The
    3. Dachau Blues
    4. Ella Guru
    5. Hair Pie: Bake 1
    6. Moonlight On Vermont
    7. Pachuco Cadaver
    8. Bills Corpse
    9. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
    10. Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
    11. China Pig
    12. My Human Gets Me Blues
    13. Dali's Car
    14. Hair Pie: Bake 2
    15. Pena
    16. Well
    17. When Big Joan Sets Up
    18. Fallin' Ditch
    19. Sugar 'N Spikes
    20. Ant Man Bee
    21. Orange Claw Hammer
    22. Wild Life
    23. She's Too Much For My Mirror
    24. Hobo Chang Ba
    25. Blimp (Mousetrapreplica), The
    26. Steal Softly Thru Snow
    27. Old Fart At Play
    28. Veteran's Day Poppy
    Captain Beefheart
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  • Safe As Milk Safe As Milk Quick View

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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. Zig Zag Wanderer, Call on Me, and Yellow Brick Road are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like Electricity and Abba Zaba.
    Abba zabba
    Dropout Boogie
    Zig Zag Wanderer
    Sure 'Nuff'N Yes, I Do
    Electricity
    Grown So Ugly
    Yellow Brick Road
    I'm Glad
    Where There's Woman
    Plastic Factory
    Autumn's Child
    Call On Me
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    Safe As Milk

    Beefheart's debut album, originally released in 1967, was the most accessible and pop inflected of all the releases from his catalogue.
    Still 'Safe As Milk' is a very strong and heavily blues-influenced work but it also hints on many of the features that would later become the trademarks of Captain Beefheart.
    Nice fact is that not only did a 20-year old Ry Cooder play bass & guitar on 'Abba Zaba' and 'Grown So Ugly,' he also arranged the latter as well as 'Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do.'


    Also, Cooder's role in the recording process was to translate the Captain's wilder nations to the rest of the band and generally acts as musical director.
    With him as a supervisor the sessions proceeded more or less smoothly and 'Safe As Milk' was recorded within a month.

    LP 1
    1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do

    2. Zig Zag Wanderer

    3. Call On Me

    4. Dropout Boogie

    5. I'm Glad

    6. Electricity
    7. Yellow Brick Road

    8. Abba Zaba

    9. Plastic Factory

    10. Where There's Woman

    11. Grown So Ugly

    12. Autumn's Child


    LP 2

    1. Safe As Milk (Take 5)

    2. On Tomorrow

    3. Big Black Baby Shoes

    4. Dirty Blue Gene

    5. Trust Us (Take 9)

    6. Korn Ring Finger

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    PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone

    Light years away from his contributions to the Red Hot Chili Peppers as a guitar slinger from the school of Hendrix, Frusciante's solo albums have been visceral, howling affairs dealing with raw nerves and dark places in the human spirit. Now with both PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, his music becomes an unfiltered mesh of every conceivable style, sometimes to the point of incoherence. Recorded throughout 2011, the album was the result of Frusciante's dream to create electronic music, but seems like more of a synthesis of a multitude of different directions, sometimes branching out in all of these directions at once.

    There's no easy explanation for these sounds, no context for a lot of the choices he makes with the rapid-fire style changes and jarring production choices that come one after another after another on almost every song here. Instead of sounding indulgent, or even busy, the field of sound Frusciante creates sounds strangely uniform in its complete insanity. Much like the schizophrenic landscape of a record like Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone creates a language of its own out of the chaos, and by the end, we have a few hints at what kind of deeper message lies beneath the confusion. This 180 gram double LP comes with a download card.

    -AllMusic
    1. Intro/Sabam
    2. Hear Say
    3. Bike
    4. Ratiug
    5. Guitar
    6. Mistakes

    7. Uprane
    8. Sam
    9. Sum
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    Muffin Man Vol 2

    Of all the Frank Zappa tours, the spring of 1975 is the most unusual and frustrating. The performances could range from absolutely exhilarating to rather drab with slopping renditions of composed "core" pieces like "Advance Romance" and "Willie The Pimp" played in the midst of brilliant improvisations by both Zappa and Captain Beefheart and the other musicians in the band. Add to this the paucity of really good recordings, and the frustration is obvious. Zappa's April 26th show in Providence had never circulated before Lampinski's tape surfaced recently. Not only is this arguably the best sounding show from the tour, it's a tight and enjoyable performance. This is the second instalment of two from that ground breaking performance.
    1.Montana
    2.Improvisations (inc. Chariot, Moon Trek, q: Sam w/ The Showing Scalp Flat Top)
    3.Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top
    4.Penguin In Bondage
    5.Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead
    6.Echidna's Arf (Of You)
    7.Drum Solo
    8.Advance Romance
    9.Encore break
    10.Willie The Pimp
    Frank Zappa
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    Unconditionally Guaranteed

    The most reviled album of Captain Beefheart's entire career, 1974's ironically titled Unconditionally Guaranteed unfortunately largely deserves its negative reputation. Recorded in the U.K. as the first album of Captain Beefheart's contract with Virgin Records, it's also the last album that features any members of the Trout Mask Replica-era band, notably guitarists Zoot Horn Rollo and Alex St. Clair, plus former Mothers of Invention percussionist Art Tripp. Rather like Van Morrison's later album, A Period of Transition, Unconditionally Guaranteed is clearly a deliberate attempt by the Captain to restrain his more peculiar tendencies in search of a wider audience. As might be expected, the wider audience didn't show up, and his longtime fans were put off by the album's more commercial facets. It's not an entirely useless album, as the tunes do have some of the blues-rock punch that's at the root of Beefheart's work, and the lyrics, mostly declarations of love for his wife, Jan Van Vliet, who receives co-writing credit with producer Andy DiMartino on all ten tracks, seem heartfelt enough. The problem is that DiMartino's production and arrangements are flaccid and dull, and Beefheart (purposely) sings as if he's half asleep throughout. Even Captain Beefheart himself disowns this record.
    1. Upon the My-O-My
    2. Sugar Bowl Listen
    3. New Electric Ride
    4. Magic Be
    5. Happy Love Song
    6. Full Moon,Hot Sun
    7. I Got Love On My Mind
    8. This is The Day
    9. Lazy Music
    10. Peaches
    Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
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    Ice Cream For Crow

    Captain Beefheart's 1982 release Ice Cream For Crow was his final recording before retiring from the music business forever to devote himself to full time painting. A more somber affair than the previous record, Doc At The Radar Station, it is still a strong final musical statement from him. A more streamlined new Magic Band is back for this recording and masterfully help send the Captain off in style. Featuring hit songs (in an alternate universe!) such as The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O, Hey Garland I Dig Your Tweed Coat and 81 Poop Hatch.
    1. Ice Cream For Crow
    2. The Host The Ghost The Most Holy-O
    3. Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian
    4. Hey Garland I Dig Your Tweed Coat
    5. Evening Bell
    6. Cardboard Cutout Sundown
    7. The Past Sure Is Tense
    8. Ink Mathematics
    9. The Witch Doctor Life
    10. 81 Poop Hatch
    11. The Thousandth and Tenth Day Of The Human Totem Pole
    12. Skeleton Makes Good
    Captain Beefheart
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    Mirror Man

    The fifth studio album by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band. It contains material which was recorded in 1967 for Buddah Records, and which was originally intended for release as part of an abandoned project entitled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Much of the material from this project was subsequently re-recorded and released through a different label as Strictly Personal (1968). The tapes from the original sessions, however, remained under the care of Buddah, who took four of the unissued tunes and released them as Mirror Man in 1971. The record sleeve features an erroneous claim that it had been recorded one night in Los Angeles in 1965.
    The album is dominated by three long, blues-rooted jams featuring uncharacteristically sparse lyrical accompaniment from Beefheart. A fourth tune, the eight-minute Kandy Korn, is an earlier version of a track that appears on Strictly Personal. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes


    White Colored Vinyl Record

    1. Tarotplane 19:00
    2. Kandy Korn 8:00
    3. 25th Century Quaker 9:50
    4. Mirror Man 15:38
    Captain Beefheart
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    Rarest Unreleased 1970s Live & Studio


    180G Blue Vinyl Gatefold LP - Numbered Limited Edition


    Previously unreleased live and studio recordings mainly from the Spotlight Kid and Clearspot album and tour eras. Gatefold double spread of many previously unpublished rare photographs of Don and the Magic Band.

    1. Steal Softly Through Snow (Studio)
    2. I Wanna Find A Woman (Live)
    3. Hair Pie Bake Iii (Bass Solo) (Live)
    4. Golden Birdies (Studio)
    5. Space Age Couple (Live)
    6. I Love You, You Big Dummy (Live)
    7. I Wanna Booglarize You (Studio)
    8. Woe Is Uh Me Bop (Live)
    9. Bellerin Plain (Live) .
    10. One Red Rose That I Mean (Live)
    11. When Big Joan Sets Up (Live)
    12. The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Live)
    13. Click Clack (Studio)
    14. Earth Angel (Live)
    15. Doctor Dark (Live)
    16. Peon (Live)
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