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Captain Beefheart



3.91 | 169 ratings

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5 stars This album is very much in the same vein as Frank Zappa's first record, in that it is relatively accessible, but just crazy enough to confuse the average radio listener. Here, Beeheart mixes a combination of Delta Blues, R&B, Rock and Experimental Zaniness to create an album unlike any other. The lyrics are bizarre, the melodies twisted, yet catchy.

I, for one, much prefer this album to the Captain's later work due to the more traditional song structures and tunes that are so infectious that you can't help but tap your foot and hum along. The musicianship is great, and the inclusion of a theramin is a nice touch. Much has been said about Beefheart's vocals, and I doubt I have much to add. I'll simply say thta his voice is unique and delightful.

All the songs are great, but highlights include the bluesy Sure 'Nuff and Yes I Do, the searing Electricity and the exotic Abba Zaba. In this reviewer's opinion, this album is essential for anyone who enjoys sixties rock, especially if you like it with a twist of insanity. Five stars.

thellama73 | 5/5 |


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