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Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982)

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Disc 1 of 5
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Obeah Man (1966 Demo)
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Just Got Back from the City (1966 Demo)
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I'm Glad (1966 Demo)
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Triple Combination (1966 Demo)
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Here I Am I Always Am (early 1966 Demo)
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Here I Am I Always Am (later 1966 Demo)
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Somebody in My Home (Live 1966)
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Tupelo (Live 1966)
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Evil (Live 1966)
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Old Folks Boogie (Live 1967)
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Call on Me (1965 Demo)
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Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do (1967 Demo)
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Yellow Brick Road (1967 Demo)
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Plastic Factory (1967 Demo)
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Electricity (Live 1968)
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Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do (Live 1968)
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Rollin' N Tumblin (Live 1968)
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Electricity (Live 1968)
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Yer Gonna Need Somebody on Yer Bond (Live 1968)
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Kandy Korn (Live 1968)
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Korn Ring Finger (1967 Demo)
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Disc 3 of 5
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Untitled 1
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Untitled 2
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Hair Pie: Bake 1
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Hair Pie: Bake 2
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Untitled 5
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Hobo Chang Ba
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(Untitled 7)
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Hobo Chang Ba - Take 2
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Dachau Blues
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Old Fart at Play
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(Untitled 11)
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Pachuco Cadaver
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Sugar 'N' Spikes
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[Untitled 14]
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Sweet Sweet Bulbs
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Frownland [Take 1]
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Frownland
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[Untitled 18]
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Ella Guru
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[Untitled 20]
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She's Too Much for My Mirror
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[Untitled 22]
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Steal Softly Through Snow
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[Untitled 24]
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My Human Gets Me Blues
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[Untitled 26]
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When Big Joan Sets Up
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[Untitled 28]
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[Untitled 29]
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China Pig
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Blimp
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Herb
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Septic Tank
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Overdub
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Disc 5 of 5
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My Human Gets Me Blues (Live 1969)
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When Big Joan Sets Up (Live 1971)
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Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop (Live 1971)
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Bellerin' Plain (Live 1971)
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Black Snake Moan I (1972 Radio Phone-in)
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Grow Fins (Live 1972)
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Black Snake Moan II (1972 Radio)
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Spitball Scalped Uh Baby (Live 1972)
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Harp Boogie I (1972 Radio)
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One Red Rose That I Mean (Live 1972)
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Harp Boogie Ii (1972 Radio)
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Natchez Burning (1972 Radio)
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Harp Boogie Iii (1972 Radio Phone-in)
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Click Clack (Live 1973)
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Orange Claw Hammer (1975 Radio)
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Odd Jobs (1975 Piano Demo)
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Odd Jobs (1976 Band Demo)
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Vampire Suite (Live)
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Mellotron Improv (Live 1978)
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Evening Bell (1981 Piano Worktape)
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Evening Bell (1982 Guitar Worktape)
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Mellotron Improv (Live 1980)
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Flavor Bud Living (Live 1980)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 78   Total Length: 236:54

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Love The Captain

whairrypotter

Hidden Treasures/There are great moments of...... and most is better, but then so few get the man, at his greatest he is nearly as much fun as Da Vinci's self portrait .....the Mona Lisa....Art & magic

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Hmmm.

sloppyenchilada

Unless archiving every grunt is vital to your worship, I recommend you don't waste credits on the untitled tracks. They are, in large part, white noise and mumbles between songs. Otherwise...well...it's Captain Beefheart.

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Start with the classic Captain

JohnMacIntyre

If you are new to the Captain - start with his classics - Safe as Milk, Clear Spot and the Spotlight Kid. If you are still breathing move on to Trout Mask Replica. Then, and only then, listen to this collection of fragments from the man's garage

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To the Uninitiated: PLEASE WAIT

MisterCharlie

3 stars due to cross-purposes.... For fans a lot of this stuff is super duper, especially Trout mask outtakes. But if you've not heard the Captain before, wait until eMusic gets Safe As Milk or Clear Spot/Spotlight Kid or Mirror Man and see if you like the off-kilter proto-blues offered up. Then dive in with both feet and check out the lunacy of Trout Mask Replica. Then maybe Grow Fins is for you.

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what a treat

nigelg

absolutely for the fans only, but what a treat. Yes it's a right mess of bits and pieces but orange claw hammer, grow fins and some of the early stuff is awesome. Explore it, there be something there for you.

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Somewhat Essential

hiddenfire88

Disc 1 is essential. Some of this stuff, plus the A&M EP with their two early (pre-Safe as Milk) singles reveal a tuff blues-rock band with real traction. Disc 2 is a pretty awesome pre-Mirror Man concert in England that made everyone's jaw drop apparently. Discs 3 & 4 are the "Trout Mask House Tapes" that show each of the songs being played without the Captain's vocals. Disc 5 is a strange hodge-podge.

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Down with the ship

Pikg

This collection of every crap recording caught on a $10 Realistic cassette player needs to grow fins as it sinks slowly toward the drain. But it's the Captain dammit... so no lifeboats... it's down with the ship. No mutiny here.

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Filtered thru dust speakers...

lordbuckley

What a great addition to Emusic. I really mean it. There's some amazing stuff on here. Check out the live version of Orange Claw Hammer on disc 3 with Frank Zappa on guitar - beautiful. Yes, some of it is difficult - but if you're new to the Captain then you'll probably not download the whole thing in one go! I recommend the first disc to anyone, particularly the songs 'Evil' (a Howlin Wolf cover) and Obeah Man. What are you waiting for - click 'listen to all', and then start downloading. Enjoy.

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BETTER THAN MIRROR MAN SESS.

LN

ANNYTHING ON HERE IS BETER THA MIRROR MAN SESS.GET CLEAR SPOT AND MARVEL!!!

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