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Captain Beefheart



1.92 | 54 ratings

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2 stars Worst album ever released by Captain Beefheart. While its successor "Bluejeans & Moonbeams" is pretty cool, this one is just lame and contains some of the most insipid numbers by Vliet. The good thing is that there are just two songs which are absolutely awful: the dumb-ish and uninspired "New Electric Ride" and "Magic Be". The rest can be tolerated, but it's not so cool, and what's worse is that the songs are not that different from each other. But let's talk about the good things on this album: the opener "Upon The My-O-My" shows Vliet pretty in shape and it's totally in the spirit of Captain Beefheart. "This Is The Day" has a great melody too, and the closing "Peaches" is very funny and bluesy. Not a total disaster, but still not a great album. If you're not proceeding chronologically I'd suggest to buy this album after you have all the others.
JethroZappa | 2/5 |


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