Captain Beefheart – Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970-72 – Box Set
Avante-garde and alternative, Captain Beefheart (or Don Van Vliet as he was also known) is not for everybody, but for those who get his ensemble-based brilliance, this box set captures on 180gram vinyl, the period post Trout-Mask-Replica, 1970-72.
- 1970 – Lick my Decals Off, Baby (perennial favourite)
- 1972 – The Spotlight Kid (tiny bit more mainstream)
- 1972 – Clear Spot (little more restrained but not much)
- Outtakes and alternate versions of the albums above
From Popdose: “These three albums are as important as Safe As Milk, Trout Mask Replica, Doc At The Radar Station and Beefheart’s musical finale, 1982’2 Ice Cream For Crow. And if there’s a good starting point to quench one’s curiosity towards the enigma and genius of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, this boxset is a perfect place to start.”
This is a fascinating visit down memory lane OR a blast into a part of musical history that really is just fun, idiosyncratic and weird!
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