Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby

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Band/Record: Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby

Label/Matrix: US 1970 Straight RS 6420

Condition Record/Sleeve: EX+/EX

Extra Info: Masterwork !! Original US 1st press LP on the Straight label ... ex+ dream audio, top condition.....VERY RARE !!

~~ One of the finest achievements in late 20 century music, takes rock music into another realm of possibility or is that impossiblity ? More powerfully concise than "Trout Mask", the production has more depth, Beefheart is on top form vocally and the compositions are as just as musically dense if not lyrically as "Trout". Just shows the high calibre of musicianship betweeen the 2 recordings about 1 year apart, the second guitar has been replaced by Art Tripp from the Zappa's MOI. Ed Marimba and Zoot Horn Rollo make for some amazing unison work on "Bellerin Plain", the intro to "Clouds Full of Wine ..." a complex bird song that turns into a lovely triple time waltz. Zoot and Rockette on bass also duet on "Peon" like a formal etude, also Rollo's solo piece "One Red Rose", shows him to be a master of such playing. The Magic Band are virtuosic here, superbly tight like a classical chamber ensemble. Special mention of Beefheart's vocals on the hilarious title track he sounds positively ribald with some naughty punning, the humour continues on "I Want to find me a Woman.... " the ecstatic chant of "Love You Big Dummy", blowing his head off on harmonica and "Woe is a Me Bop" another belting blues vocal. Some arrangements are just insane with two drummers like "Doctor Dark" a collage structure of multiple melodies, cross rhythms and lurching chords, the fast juxtapositons, the band going lickety split keeps you off balance until the end. The ecology theme returns on "Petrified Forest" humans like dinosaurs making their own extinction, on Smithsonian Institute Blues" a more straightahead song Beeheart exhorts us to come to the Big Dig. So in half the time "Lick" has a wealth of musical ideas and invention without the longuers of TMR. CB and MB at a unique creative peak, brilliant, a masterwork.

€75,00