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Lick My Decals Off, Baby

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Lick My Decals Off, Baby
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Doctor Dark
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I Love You, Big Dummy
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Peon
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Bellerin' Plain
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Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
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Japan In A Dishpan
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I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
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Petrified Forest
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One Red Rose That I Mean
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The Buggy Boogie Woogie
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The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
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Space-Age Couple
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The Clouds Are Full Of Wine [Not Whiskey Or Rye]
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Flash Gordon's Ape
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 38:33

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Wanderer

This single album followed Trout Mask Replica. The music has the same general style and sound although it is a tighter, less experimental, and more accessible (sort of) album. That still doesn't make it everyone's cup of tea. Yes, it was hard to find for a long time, but you may or may not be glad you found it. Favorites are #1-#3, #6, #7, #10, #12, #15. #1 and #3 may be must haves as representative numbers of one of rock history's greatest eccentrics.

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FINALLY Available Again

MadDogM13

After many years when the only copies of this you could find were very expensive CDs, the Captain's other early masterpiece is now available again. This is more approachable than "Trout Mask" and just as brilliant a re-examination of the roles of rhythm, poetry, and melody lines in the music (not to mention sex, the blues, and the world of nature outside of homo sapiens). Also has the most beautiful of all Beefheart's beautiful solo guitar pieces, "One Red Rose That I Mean," played by Zoot Horn Rollo (who would go on to make big bank on his insider accounts of working with the Captain and what a creative fascist the man was).

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Best Beefheart ever

Crippelift

This album has been out of print for a long time, with used cds going for $50+ on ebay. This is the first Beefheart album I heard and it's still my favorite, better the Trout Mask IMHO. Maybe my favorite album of all time. Why did they wait until Don died before releasing it again?

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Produced by Captain Beefheart himself, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was a further refining and exploration of the musical ideas posited on Trout Mask Replica. As such, the imaginative fervor of Trout Mask is toned down somewhat, but in its place is an increased self-assurance; the tone of Decals is also a bit darker, examining environmental issues in some songs rather than simply concentrating on surreal wordplay. Whatever the differences, the jagged, complex rhythms and guitar interplay continue to amaze. Those wanting to dig deeper after the essential Trout Mask Replica are advised to begin doing so here. – Steve Huey