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STRICTLY PERSONAL

Captain Beefheart

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.38 | 69 ratings

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Marty McFly
Special Collaborator
Errors and Omissions Team
3 stars OK, my second take on ol' Captain Beefheart's work. But what about these awful vocals ? Who the hell is singing. Him ? Well, OK then, he's not into Symphonic Prog, where things have to be smooth and mellow. This is one of the most purest genres in terms of self-expression.

Raw, unpleasant, but when you're in a mood on music like this, it's very rewarding. Of course, musically, it is terrible. Virtuosity is not to be expected. Blues element is still present (especially Gimme Dat Harp Boy) and some tracks are very difficult to listen, even if you know what's going on and that this will be no easy listening. Using loud-speakers has proven as a great move. Listening this to headphones only caused my head feel dizzy with headache. Without them, it's OK.

3(+), mark of something bigger. My reunion with Captain Beefheart. Successful one.

Marty McFly | 3/5 |

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