You Picked It! – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – ‘Trout Mask Replica’ – Album Review

Alright…You Picked It! And this one was really, really close. Who am I kidding, this one wasn’t even fair. The winner blew away the competition. The album that one was Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica which is one I’d never heard before and honestly, don’t think I ever want to hear again, but more on that later. The votes were as follows:

  1. Captain Beefheart – ‘Trout Mask Replica – 13 votes
  2. Iron Maiden – ‘Senjutsu’ – 3 votes
  3. Dr. John – ‘Gris-gris’ – 2 votes
  4. Neal Schon – ‘Late Nite’ – 2 votes
  5. U2 – ‘The Joshua Tree’ – 1 Vote

Thanks to all for participating. The October choices will be up on Saturday!

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND – ‘TROUT MASK REPLICA’

I’m really not sure where to begin with this album. To say I’ve never heard anything like Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’ wouldn’t be a lie…but it also wouldn’t be a good thing. The album came out back on June 16, 1969 only about 6 months after I was born. It combines elements of Experimental Rock, Avant Garde, Blues, Free Jazz, but did anyone ask if those things should be joined in to one. I think that would’ve been a great question to actually ask and be answered by someone that wasn’t doing a massive amount of psychedelic, mind-altering drugs. Frank Zappa produced it so I am sure he wouldn’t have been the right person to ask.

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