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Grow Fins: Rarities — Authority control MBRG : cacb8baacbe6d. The bass guitar is not always very clear or distinct and needs to be carefully listened for. Bass is OK but as is often the case it is a bit far back in the mix. It is worth noting that there is considerable variation in the sound quality between the tracks.
Indeed such processing can make the sound worse. Modern recordings which have been processed digitally from start to finish can be as good as vinyl. This is not the case, it is the original recording or the process which is to blame. Ignore this at your cost. Report abuse. Beefheart was a genius and a complete one off.
Great record But they all are. One of my favourites amongst that latter period Beefheart albums. The band sound great as does the Captain himself and there are some stunning songs here, not least of all the amazing title track with it's windscreen wiper beat. One person found this helpful.
This was released later than the other Captain Beefheart albums i have. I had never heard of it and despite the positive reviews i wasn't expecting much. Played it once and was unimpressed. Played it again and again and again, now can't get enough. Zappa's music is good but sterile.
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Later some trombone. Noisy distorted guitar near the end. Starts with bluesy guitar and jazzy synth. Good trombone. The drumming is really good and changes throughout the song. Possibly the Captain's best album, this is a great place to start with this guy.
Although it won't prepare you for the madness of Trout Mask Replica. More evidence that not all prog went to hell in the late s. Almost a masterpiece.
The new backing group show off their impressive chops on instrumental numbers such as Suction Prints, whilst the Captain himself is having more fun than he's had for years with this material - from the opening number The Floppy Boot Stomp in the Captain's unique avant- garde style to the closing spoken word piece Apes-Ma, he sounds happier and more energetic than on any album since Safe as Milk.
Particularly worthy of note here are songs such as Tropical Hot Dog Night and Harry Irene, two songs which couple the Captain's vocals to commercial musical styles calypso and easy listening ballad with far greater success than the botched experiments in the same vein on the two preceding albums, mainly because the Captain's personality is in full flow on both songs and the band add their own subtle twists to the material.
Going from two one-star wrecks in a row to this is an incredible turnaround for any artist, particularly one who had always struggled to attain commercial success like Beefheart.
Thankfully, the Captain gave us three great albums before he retired from music, and this first episode of his final trilogy is quintessential Beefheart. Five stars. For a long time I didn't dare to try out this late 70' record, because I was afraid I had to deal with a tamed beast instead of a avant-garde Shiny Beast. The pictures on the inner cover don't show this psychedelic cult band, but of quiet normal people and I thought the music would also be more stan What an astonishing, powerful, vital comeback!
A return to what the Captain did best. This, along with Clear Spot is my favourite Beefheart album.