Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Not New Music Tuesday

here it is!

Thought I would choose something this week that wouldn't require me to spend a bunch of words convincing you to download it. Everyone knows and loves the Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. Safe as Milk is the album that you give to people who don't know about Captain Beefheart, Trout Mask Replica is the one that you talk about at parties to show you know what is up and The Spotlight Kid is there to keep you in touch with the later period work. Somehow in the journey through psychedelic post modernism, 1970's Lick My Decals Off baby get left out due mainly to it's unavailability thanks to litigation with Zappa's Striaght records ( it did receive a vinyl only 180 gram release a few years ago but that has become OOP as well) Decals takes the experimentation of Trout Mask and pairs it with the fleshed out song centered format of Milk. The expanding of musical ideas comes not just from drug use but also with Bill Hackerload taking over the musical direction after Vliet threw previous arranger John French down a flight of stairs. My favorite Beefheart album. Can we all agree that this music was/is experimental?


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