180g Vinyl LP Reissue of 1972 Album!
Remastered From Original Analog Masters!
The sixth album from Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band was originally
released in 1972. The more accessible album is founded in the blues but also
includes a-typical instruments such as marimba and jingle bells. The album was
their first to appear on the Billboard Top 200.
On The Spotlight Kid, Captain Beefheart took over full production duties.
Spotlight takes things lower and looser, with a lot of typical Beefheart fun
crawling around in weird, strange ways. The overall atmosphere is definitely
relaxed and fun, maybe one step up from a jam.
Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter and artist best known
by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a
rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1965-1982), with whom he
recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide
range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind
instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and
contemporary experimental composition.
The owner of a remarkable four-and-a-half-octave vocal range, he employed
idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist lyrics, and an unholy alliance of free jazz,
Delta blues, latter-day classical music, and rock & roll to create a singular
body of work virtually unrivaled in its daring and fluid creativity. While he
never came even remotely close to mainstream success, Beefheart's impact was
incalculable, and his fingerprints were all over punk, new wave, and post-rock.
• 180g Vinyl
• Cut from the Original Analog Masters
Don Van Vliet
Bill Harkleroad, guitar
Elliot Ingbers, guitar
Mark Boston, bass
John French, drums
Art Tripp, marimba
Rhys Clark, drums (10)
1. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
2. White Jam
3. Blabber 'n Smoke
4. When It Blows Its Stacks
5. Alice In Blunderland
6. The Spotlight Kid
7. Click Clack
8. Grow Fins
9. There Ain't No Santa Claus on The Evenin' Stage