Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

Shiny Beast of thought indeed After two relatively uninspired studio albums, Unconditionally Guaranteed and Bluejeans & Moonbeams (both in 1974), followed by the well performed but ultimately unessential Live In London – Drury Lane ’74 the following year, Don Van Vliet went back into the studio in ‘76 to record Bat Chain Puller, an album that… Read More Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – The Legendary A&M Sessions

Before Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) embarked on a career of mind altering avant-garde expressionism, he was singing blues and playing music that was practically about as straight forward as they come. This 11 minute EP showcases the singer, and multi-instrumentalist on the verge of something significant, even if he and The Magic Band… Read More Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – The Legendary A&M Sessions