Thursday, March 19, 2009

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970)

This album came out right after Trout Mask Replica, and is similar in style, though considerably toned-down. The songs here are about as jagged and abstract as those on Trout Mask, but the band is smaller (guitar, bass and two drummers) and more focused. The Captain still belts out his baffling poetry like a rabid werewolf, but also seems to show some concern for traditional song structure, like repeating melodies and the occasional chorus.


  1. In the same blog we get: Cpt Beefheart, Eek-A-Mouse, Xylouris, Sonic Youth, Jorge Ben, Terry Riley and ... Serge Gainsbourg, among ...others. Well, something must be wrong with us Greeks