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Fast 'n' Bulbous: Waxed Oop

Read "Waxed Oop" reviewed by Nic Jones

The idea of the music of Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) without his idiosyncratic bark of a voice might be difficult for devotees to take, much as his music will perhaps always be for other people. The sharp division of opinion this might imply is however rendered irrelevant by the strength of this program, the purpose ...

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Fast 'N' Bulbous: Waxed Oop

Read "Waxed Oop" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il repertorio di Captain Beefheart continua a fornire suggestioni e sollecitazioni al settetto guidato da Phillip Johnston e Gary Lucas. Si passa dal blues più intenso e tradizionale del brano iniziale alla follia iconoclasta di “The Blimp" e di buona parte degli altri brani selezionati accuratamente dai due leader e arrangiati con grande cura dei dettagli e con ...

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Fast 'N' Bulbous: Waxed Oop

Read "Waxed Oop" reviewed by Troy Collins

The greatest measure of any enduring composition is resilience in the face of re-interpretation. Even the most abstract renditions of works by composers as diverse as J.S. Bach, Thelonious Monk and Frank Zappa retain the core elements that identify their authors; such is the singularity of their vision.

Don Van Vliet (aka, Captain Beefheart) ...