Captain Beefheart

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  1. Cenotaph
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    I'm a rather avid fan of this man's work (read several books about him and seen quite a few documentaries about his life and work). What he lacked in eclecticism (on a superficial level, that is), he made up with brilliance and uniqueness. His magnum opus, Trout Mask Replica (1969), is a work of art and exhibits a type of music normally found in free improvisation and free jazz... even though the entirety of it is composed. It's dada, it's blues, it's fucking Captain Beefheart.

    Anyways, here are a few videos:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjWoDKj-BoE]Dachau Blues - YouTube[/ame][ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9eTwPgl0GU]Captain Beefheart- Dr. Dark - YouTube[/ame][ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8mKHO2aX_k]Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Fallin' Ditch - YouTube[/ame]

    Anyone else a fan?
     
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    yep...
     
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    According to this dude, Trout Mask Replica is the best rock album ever!
     
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    Never been a fan of Scaruffi's ratings on albums. However, he's a great musical historian, and he occasionally gives interesting insight into the music every now and then.
     
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    Better than Sgt Peppers??

    What a clown.

    Beatles don't even make his top 29 groups of the 1960s.

    Spare "alternative" viewpoints...............
     
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    Well, I personally prefer TMR over Sergeant Pepper's, but then again they're both very different albums.
     
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    he needs to get off the drugs

    I never heard of Trout Mask Replica
     
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    Eh, it's just his opinion. Music is a very personal construct you know...

    It really is a wonderful, timeless album. I highly recommend you give it a listen whenever you get the chance.
     
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    I played a few of Captain Beefheart tunes on your link. And read some of the rave reviews. And the bio of the guy - partner of Frank Zappa.

    Guess I am missing something.

    Need to be on drugs to decihper that incoherant NOISE.
     
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    I'm into folk rock stuff from the 60s like Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds.

    Really mellows you out.
     

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