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TROUT MASK REPLICA

Captain Beefheart

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.75 | 354 ratings

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smartpatrol
4 stars This is such a great album. It's as if all my demented, wierd, and insane thoughts (I have quite a few) were put to blues music. However, like most double albums, I think it's too long. You have to clear 90 minutes to get through this, which not alot of people can do, and there are definatley some songs it could do without. But it's still a great album and a great experiance.

My favorites from the album:

"Frownland" Frownland does a great job of introducing the album. The music is very odd, crazy, wierd, and exciting. The rambling vocals from Beefheart (I know that's not his real name, but I'm still going to be refering to him as Captain Beefheart) are just awesomely wild.

"The Dust Blows Forward 'n the Dust Blows Back" This is an incredibly confusing song. It's an occapella, with each line ending with a clicking noise. The lyrics are strange and somewhat cryptic.

"Dachau Blues" Insane blues song.

"Pena" Begins with out-takes from a spoken part from earlier in the record. Crazy music, odd high-pitched vocals.

"The Blimp" Starts with Frank Zappa asking if someone (I think he's asking Beefheart or the listener) if they're ready. Then an odd theme is played while a female vocalist starts screaming about the "Mothership". It sounds as if she's singing through the phone.

To conclude, this is a great, four star album.

smartpatrol | 4/5 |

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