some brilliant moments
For fans of the musicians, this is probably essential for Henry Kaiser fans but not for Richard Thompson fans (Fred Frith fans, I dunno... it's awfully pop for him. And are there people out there actively seeking non-Beefheart stuff from John French?). It's inconsistent, but some moments are positively glorious. Killerman Gold Posse and Drowned Dog Black Knight are prime RT that would be classics if they were on one of his regular albums. Bird in God's Garden highlights Frith's brilliance and brings out a rare religious mood from RT. Hai Sai Oji-San is a lot of fun, and Surfin' USA is a hilarious trainwreck. Worth the credits, seriously.