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BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS

Captain Beefheart

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

2.42 | 38 ratings

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JethroZappa
4 stars "Bluejeans & Moonbeams" is one of the top 5 most underrated albums! Yeah, musically is totally different and less complex from, say, "Lick My Decails Off, Baby" or "Trout Mask Replica", but still is as good as those albums, in my humble opinion. It becamed one of my personal favourites from the Captain. It's true, there are some weak moments: the title-track is not my cup of tea, from instance, "Further Than We've Gone" is too much generic and repetitive to be a strong cut, and I've never been a fan of "Twist Ah Luck". But all the other cuts are very good! The Beefheart weird genius is still there, with the opener "Party Of Special Things To Do", which is a crazy rock bluesy song, co- written by Elliot Ingber, the first Mothers Of Invention guitar player. "Pompadur Swamp" and "Rock'N'Roll's Evil Doll" are both two funky numbers, but still in the vein of Beefheart. The first one is quiet, and the second is well-constructed and fast number. There's also a good rendition of JJ Cale's "Same Old Blues", which seems to work perfectly for Don's vocals. Many fans dislike "Captain's Holiday", but I don't... I think it's actually pretty cool and funny. The melody is very catchy, the guitar licks are cool, and Don is great with his harmonica. I love also the feminine vocals chanting "oooohh... Captain, Captain!". Hilarious! And, dulcis in fundi, there's also a masterpiece on this album, the quiet and riflessive "Observatory Crest", which works perfectly as a smooth and relaxing number. Great album and great music, so highly reacomended!
JethroZappa | 4/5 |

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