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the postman delivered me this too.
well ahead of its time. no?
i didnt know Ry Cooder was involved with them.
he's a blues master.
this disc came with 7 bonus tracks!
cooder left after this ...the bonus tracks are takes from the mirror man / strictly personal sessions (also worth getting, although a little less pop)
it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Have you got Trout Mask Replica?
Strange how it seems everyone is surprised that Ry Cooder was involved. I remember being surprised when I saw he was involved and everyone else who I gave the record to was surprised. You'd think he'd be partially known for being on one of the greatest records ever.
but i think just might.
ive heard some stuff from it.
i like his wacked out stuff.
and his bluesy stuff, is dirty and lovely
. . .but if his Trout Mask stuff isn't to your tastes then try the double CD of The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot: it's like a more developed Safe As Milk (especially on Clear Spot - see 'Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles').
John Peel reckoned he was the only true genius of popular music - he wasn't wrong!
Best track? I like Dropout Boogie
the little guitar solo by probably Ry Cooder
Oh man, i so rarely get to indulge in some Captain Beefheart as very few people i know listen to him. Thanks for making the thread and giving me an excuse to listen to "Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" for the billionth time!
to post that exact same video. Ace!
Love that look to camera at 1:16! And the track 'I'm Glad' may be the oddest thing on the album - amid all the dirty blues and psych is this sugary, slow, vocal-harmony track.
whilst heading to and back from a gig, my mate played non stop beefheart, he's going through a full of beefheart period at the moment, only owning safe as milk myself ( a great record) getting to hear some of the other stuff he made, really made me realise what a genius beefheart is
like " lazy music" "observatory crest" "same old blues" etc.
there are no words.
That lazy, deep drawl he has never fails to make me smile
about the making of this album. It's written by John "Dumbo" French and it's certainly worth a read - really made me chuckle on the tube home today.
In fact, it seems that the article's actually taken from his recently published memoirs. Definitely gonna have to check that out.
Not sure if it's underrated, as a lot of people love it, but it doesn't get half as much kudos as Troutmask Replica... which is a shame.
Get involved: Red Stripe Music Award - http://www.redstripe.net/rsma
I'd sooner pass that by & check out what came after. There's too much of what seems like filler.