Post a Comment. Pages Home About Me. Why is this a big deal, you ask? The album, surprisingly, went to 20 in the UK charts! This album follows in the same vein as Trout Mask Replica but the album is much shorter than Trout and has a dark element added. Like many albums, Beefheart's albums soon made their way to compact disc.
Captain Beefheart was unique, in the purest meaning of the word. No one wrote music like him before, and no one has since. He defined avant garde rock and people wonder at the surreal lyrics and complex musical rhythms and playing. Beefheart grew up in southern California in the same high school as Frank Zappa and began forming his Magic Band in the early 60s. That's when Beefheart ran across his old high school buddy Zappa, who signed him to his own Straight Records and let him run loose in the studio.
Post a Comment. When he died Dec. Captain Beefheart, had not produced any music since 's Ice Cream for Crow.