There is nothing like this is the world, this Frank Zappa-produced extravaganza remains a classic of lyrical malarkey. Accompanied by his finest ever Magic Band, Captain Beefheart entered the recording studio (actually a rented house) with a few ideas for songs. What came out is still to this day, quite astonishing. Ornette Coleman wildness and guitars thrashing in tune but deliberately off key. At times, it was alleged, Beefheart’s mum sent them food parcels. The good Captain’s retirement from the music world to take up painting is a great loss. This record is living proof of his bizarre genius. A challenging and unbelievable record. A squid eating dough in polyethylene bag is fast n’ bulbous, got me?
Tracks: Frownland; The Dust Blows Forward ’N The Dust Blows Back; Dachau Blues; Ella Guru; Hair Pie: Bake 1; Moonlight On Vermont; Pachuco Cadaver; Bill’s Corpse; Sweet Sweet Bulbs; Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish; China Pig; My Human Gets Me Blues; Dali’s Car; Hair Pie: Bake 2; Pena; Well; When Big Joan Sets Up; Fallin’ Ditch; Sugar ’N Spikes; Ant Man Bee; Orange Claw Hammer; Wild Life; She’s Too Much For My Mirror; Hobo Chang Ba; The Blimp; Steal Softly Thru Snow; Old Fart At Play; Veteran’s Day Poppy....