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Captain Beefheart|Trout Mask Replica

Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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As soon as that UFO cover (a man with a trout's head wearing a woolen waistcoat on a fluorescent pink background) comes into focus, we understand that the ground is mined and that the trip is bound to be singular; or even much more... The first notes of Trout Mask Replica resound and the devil himself has taken possession of the protagonists' bodies embarked in a swerve of crazy blues strangely resembling free jazz, contemporary music and voodoo-optional garage rock. Produced by another iconoclast—Frank Zappa—and released in June 1969, this third album of Don Van Vliet alias Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band links real blues, fake blues, atonal improvisations, sound experimentations, funny or crazy monologues, the time of an infinite, uncontrollable and uncontrolled farandole. The whole is carried by Beefheart's voice, like a Howlin' Wolf on acid that would go on to strongly influence Tom Waits. To produce such a sonic delirium, our rock 'n' roll Salvador Dali locked himself up in a house in the San Bernardo Valley with his close friends and family, all of them wearing improbable pseudonyms: guitarist Bill "Zoot Horn Rollo" Harkleroad, bassist Mark "Rockette Morton" Boston, John "Drumbo" French, drummer Jeff "Antennae Jimmy Semens" Cotton and clarinetist Victor "The Mascara Snake" Hayden. As John Peel, the influential British DJ, would say, "If there is a single thing in the history of popular music that can be described as a work of art, in the sense understood by those who work in other fields of art, Trout Mask Replica is probably that work." © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Frownland
00:01:40

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

2
The Dust Blows Forward 'n the Dust Blows Back
00:01:52

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

3
Dachau Blues
00:02:21

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

4
Ella Guru
00:02:26

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

5
Hair Pie: Bake 1
00:04:57

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

6
Moonlight on Vermont
00:03:56

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

7
Pachuco Cadaver
00:04:39

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

8
Bill's Corpse
00:01:48

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

9
Sweet Sweet Bulbs
00:02:20

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

10
Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish
00:02:25

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

11
China Pig
00:04:02

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

12
My Human Gets Me Blues
00:02:46

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

13
Dali's Car
00:01:26

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

14
Hair Pie: Bake 2
00:02:23

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

15
Pena
00:02:33

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

16
Well
00:02:07

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

17
When Big Joan Sets Up
00:05:17

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

18
Fallin' Ditch
00:02:08

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

19
Sugar 'n Spikes
00:02:29

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

20
Ant Man Bee
00:03:54

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

21
Orange Claw Hammer
00:03:33

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

22
Wild Life
00:03:08

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

23
She's Too Much for My Mirror
00:01:40

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

24
Hobo Chang Ba
00:02:01

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

25
The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
00:02:04

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

26
Steal Softly thru Snow
00:02:18

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

27
Old Fart at Play
00:01:50

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

28
Veteran's Day Poppy
00:04:30

Don Van Vliet, Author, Arranger - Frank Zappa, Producer - Dick Kunc, StudioPersonnel - Captain Beefheart, MainArtist - Beefheart Music Company, MusicPublisher

1969 Zappa Records 2013 Zappa Records

Album Description

As soon as that UFO cover (a man with a trout's head wearing a woolen waistcoat on a fluorescent pink background) comes into focus, we understand that the ground is mined and that the trip is bound to be singular; or even much more... The first notes of Trout Mask Replica resound and the devil himself has taken possession of the protagonists' bodies embarked in a swerve of crazy blues strangely resembling free jazz, contemporary music and voodoo-optional garage rock. Produced by another iconoclast—Frank Zappa—and released in June 1969, this third album of Don Van Vliet alias Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band links real blues, fake blues, atonal improvisations, sound experimentations, funny or crazy monologues, the time of an infinite, uncontrollable and uncontrolled farandole. The whole is carried by Beefheart's voice, like a Howlin' Wolf on acid that would go on to strongly influence Tom Waits. To produce such a sonic delirium, our rock 'n' roll Salvador Dali locked himself up in a house in the San Bernardo Valley with his close friends and family, all of them wearing improbable pseudonyms: guitarist Bill "Zoot Horn Rollo" Harkleroad, bassist Mark "Rockette Morton" Boston, John "Drumbo" French, drummer Jeff "Antennae Jimmy Semens" Cotton and clarinetist Victor "The Mascara Snake" Hayden. As John Peel, the influential British DJ, would say, "If there is a single thing in the history of popular music that can be described as a work of art, in the sense understood by those who work in other fields of art, Trout Mask Replica is probably that work." © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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