Trout Mask Replica (album) by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
|Trout Mask Replica CD Captain Beefheart Frank Zappa Produced
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13h 18m 58s
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|Captain Beefheart double LP "Trout Mask Replica" 1969
17h 53m 4s
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|CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & MAGIC BAND TROUT MASK REPLICA. 1977 US PRESSING 2MS2027. EX
1d 9h 47m 31s
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No matter how willing I am to grapple with the challenging music, I just can't with the poetry.
i don't know
is this what hell sounds like?
I refuse to rate and/or rank this album. It's straight up impossible for me to compare its quality to other albums' qualities. I also find it impossible to give it a number between 0 and 10 to represent how good/bad I think it is, 'cause I don't think any rating fits.
It's sure as hell an interesting listen, and I can enjoy and appreciate how crazy, bizarre and absurd it is for ca. an LP side worth of time, but after that it just becomes exhausting and even annoying, and sitting through 80 minutes of this in one sitting is more of an unenjoyable experience.
You may think this is all improvised and just a couple of guys going nuts in the studio and trying to make the weirdest shit they can. But in reality every track on here was planned and practised to death. And you can hear that when you give the album a close listen. Quite allot of skill and talent was put into this.
It does have a bit of a dark story behind though that allot of people overlook or just don't know about. Captain Beefheart had the group live communally in a small house where they had to practice Beefheart's difficult compositions 14 or more hours a day for 8 months. He would, at times, both mentally and physically abuse them. They also had very little food and rarely got to leave the small house. There was also some stuff about Beefheart suffering from paranoia and schizophrenia at the time, causing him to see nonexisting things.
So... Yeah. It's sure an interesting and important album, and I can enjoy and appreciate a little dose of it every now and then, but I don't know if I'll ever bother to listen through the whole thing again, especially not in one sitting. Oh, and it's got a hella cool cover too.
Fast and bulbous.
The OG music shitpost.
An interesting album to say the very least.
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Okay so wait, what actually is this? I'm trying to process this but I wasn't prepared for how strange it actually is. But god damn do I want to like it.
Update coming at some point in the future.
First time. I couldn't get through "Frownland". Not as accessibly as Safe as Milk. Same with the second and third time. But when I listened to the album in the car, and listened through the whole thing, everything clicked. It slowly became one of my favorite albums. Welp.
The first time i listened to this i felt like i wasted my money. years later as my tastes and musical listening ability improved i put it back on and sat there enthralled laughing, shaking my heard mesmerized. it is a double album that almost requires total submersion and a complete listening to get the full experience but it is an artistic trump rarely achieved on record. The entirety is hard to judge in songs but sides 2 and 3 are the strongest segments. A true work of incredible talent by a truly unique artist.
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