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Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (album) by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band 

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Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band (1978)
Overall rank: 2,774th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 94 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1978 (54th)
Top albums of the 1970s (535th)
Best albums of all time (2,774th)

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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART& THE MAGIC BAND - SHINY BEAST(BAT CHAIN PULLER) - CD - HOLLAND
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Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band bestography

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) is ranked 5th best out of 27 albums by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band is Trout Mask Replica which is ranked number 187 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,159.

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band album bestography « Higher ranked (2,462nd) This album (2,774th) Lower ranked (3,458th) »
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 94 votes)
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75/100
11/01/2018 14:25
77/100
 
90/100
10/14/2018 18:04
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09/26/2018 16:27
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90/100
From 19loveless91 08/29/2013 05:53
Better than TMR, better than Safe as Milk. I'm sober, and I'm serious. This is like all the best of Beefheart's eccentrities, but in what is a very accesible piece of work. Lovely guitar work on most of the tracks.

Favourite tracks: Bat Chain Puller, Candle Mambo.. But you know what, most of the tracks are on similar level I think.
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From hairymarx1 06/20/2012 20:30
Although I disagree with you, I understand how you arrived at that conclusion. I was initially torn between including either this or the brilliant 'Doc At The Radar Station' in my list. However, after much thought, I finally settled on the former. I find this to be one of Beefheart's most uncompromising and intriguing albums. In my view, it's one of the most musically diverse and spectacular works the Captain ever produced. The album bristles with vitality and imagination that transcends the kinds of kitsche elements associated with cocktail lounge and salsa - assentuated by the prominent sounds of the marimba and trombone - of the kind you refered to. The album maintains a revolutionary cutting edge that's never far from the surface.
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From hairymarx1 05/10/2012 18:25
Following a relatively fallow creative period for the Captain, the master returned to form with this brilliantly uncompromising, acerbic and vibrant tour de force of an album, arguably his greatest record since 'Trout Mask Replica'. It was as though the post-punk aesthetic that Beefheart invented (which at the time the release of this album was now taking shape) had rejuvinated his creative juices once more. The sonic experience on this album is spectacularly visceral and it still sounds as revolutionary now as it did 35 years ago. A critical re-evaluation of this brilliant work is long overdue.
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