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Trout Mask Replica

Read "Trout Mask Replica" reviewed by Eric Gudas

“No Instruction Sheet": Trout Mask Replica's Unfathomable Origin Story If you were a teenager who liked freaky stuff, on a June day in 1969 you could bicycle down to your local record store and buy a brand-new, shrink-wrapped album with a man covering his entire face with an actual fish head on the cover. A double-LP set, it cost your whole month's paper route money, but there was something about the guys on the back-cover photo, who looked like refugees ...

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Captain Beefheart: The Dust Blows Forward ( An Anthology)

Read "The Dust Blows Forward ( An Anthology)" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Source material is always a coveted treasure for researchers and collectors. Captain Beefheart is frequently cited by the avant guarde musician in both rock and jazz as the inspiration for recordings and even careers. HisTrout Mask Replica,the holy grail of vinyl, is listed as many a critic’s top recordings of all time. Captain Beefheart AKA Don Van Vliet, born 1941, acted as artist then musician, the motivation repeated most recently by David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Beck. The Rhino Records ...


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