Due 19/05...CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND / TROUT MASK HOUSE SESSIONS 1969
The Captain had a notoriously sadomasochistic relationship with some of his musicians, especially during the recording of the album usually considered to be his greatest work - ‘Trout Mask Replica’.
Zappa granted Beefheart unrestrained artistic freedom in making 1969's Trout Mask Replica, which ranked 58th in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Van Vliet has been described as ‘...one of modern music's true innovators’ with ‘...a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity.’
Although he achieved little commercial or mainstream critical success, he sustained a cult following as a ‘highly significant’ and ‘incalculable’ influence on an array of New Wave, punk, post-punk, experimental and alternative rock musicians.
Known for his enigmatic personality and relationship with the public, Van Vliet made few public appearances after his retirement from music (and from his Beefheart persona) in 1982.
He pursued a career in art, an interest that originated in his childhood talent for sculpture, and a venture that proved to be his most financially secure. His expressionist paintings and drawings command high prices and have been exhibited in art galleries and museums across the world.
TRACKLIST Hair Pie: Bake 1 / Hair Pie: Bake 2 / Jam One / Hobo Chang Ba (take one) / Hobo Chang Ba (take two) / Dachau Blues / Old Fart at Play / Pachuco Cadaver / Sugar n Spikes / Jam Two / Sweet Sweet Bulbs / Frownland (take one) / Frownland / Ella Guru / She’s Too Much For My Mirror / Steal Softly Through Snow / My Human Gets Me Blues (take one and cut) / My Human Gets Me Blues (take two) / When Big Joan Sets Up (take one) / When Big Joan Sets Up (take two) / Jam Three / China Pig / Blimp / Herb / Overdub / Septic Tank / Jam Four / Jam Five / Jam Six
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