Mindblowing music from Captain
Beefheart & The Magic Band – a record that's got plenty of garagey grit at the core, but which also has a heady freak rock
vibe overall! The 1967 album really captures this perfect moment – one when so many artists like Don Van Vliet had their feet in older rock
ish modes, but were really tripping out with new ideas – able to get nice and freaky in the course of a short tune, yet still never lose a groove that really helped send the music home! In other words, there's nothing too hippieish about the record, and nothing that's ever too self-indulgent – yet the blend of organ, guitar, and drums is completely mindblowing – and as revolutionary today as it was back then. Titles include "Abba Zabba", "Dropout Boogie", "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity", "Yellow Brick Road", "Grown So Ugly", and "Autumn's Child". CD version has 7 bonus tracks, with alternate takes and more. Essential!
(Out of print.)