Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Captain Beefheart : Trout Mask Replica 1969

The compositions on Trout Mask Replica draw their inspiration primarily from blues and free jazz but also include elements of genres ranging from folk music to the current avant-garde of classical music to sea shanties and beyond.

Van Vliet's vocals range from growling blues singing to frenzied falsetto to laconic, casual ramblings. His lyrics contained all manner of references: music history, American and international politics, the Holocaust, love and sexuality, Steve Reich, gospel music, conformity, and man's impact on his surroundings.

Van Vliet used a piano—an instrument he had never played before—as his main compositional tool. Since he had no experience with the piano and no conventional musical knowledge at all, he was able to experiment with no preconceived ideas of musical form or structure. Beefheart sat at the piano until he found a rhythmic or melodic pattern that he liked.

Beefheart often showed signs of outlandish behaviour which split the band as much as his personality .
Trout Mask Replica was handed to Zappa , much to his surprise , after four and half hours  in the studio .

When released at the turn of decade , it was initially given the thumbs down by many critics and fans .

Still an avid sculptor and painter , with the help of fan Julian Schnabel  , he began exhibiting his primitive canvases which made him more money than his records ever did .

Since its release, Trout Mask Replica has been acknowledged not only as Captain Beefheart's masterpiece, but as one of the greatest albums of all time.

In 2003, the album was ranked fifty-eighth by Rolling Stone in their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


01 Frownland     1:40    
02 The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back     1:53    
03 Dachau Blues     2:22    
04 Ella Guru        Horns [Flesh] – Antennae Jimmy Semens 2:26    
05 Hair Pie: Bake 1     4:58    
06 Moonlight On Vermont     3:59    
07 Pachuco Cadaver     4:40    
08 Bills Corpse     1:48    
09 Sweet Sweet Bulbs     2:21    
10 Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish     2:26    
11 China Pig         Guitar – Doug Moon 4:02    
12 My Human Gets Me Blues     2:46    
13 Dali's Car     1:26    
14 Hair Pie: Bake 2     2:23    
15 Pena        Lead Vocals – Antennae Jimmy Semens 2:34    
16 Well     2:07    
17 When Big Joan Sets Up     5:18    
18 Fallin' Ditch     2:08    
19 Sugar 'N Spikes     2:30    
20 Ant Man Bee    Horns [Simran], Oboe [Musette] – Captain Beefheart 3:57    
21 Orange Claw Hammer     3:34    
22 Wild Life     3:09    
23 She's Too Much For My Mirror     1:40    
24 Hobo Chang Ba     2:02    
25 The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)     2:04    
26 Steal Softly Thru Snow     2:18    
27 Old Fart At Play     1:51    
28 Veteran's Day Poppy     4:31

Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish : Lyrics

Lucid tentacles test 'n sleeved
'n joined 'n jointed jade pointed
Diamond back patterns
Neon meate dream of a octafish

Artifact on rose petals
'n flesh petals 'n pots
Fack 'n feast 'n tubes tubs bulbs
In jest incest injest injust in feast incest
'n specks 'n speckled speckled

Speckled speculation
Fedlocks waddlin' feast
Archaic faces frenzy

Ceramic fists artificial deceased
'n cists rancid buds burst
Dank drum 'n dung dust
Meate rose 'n hairs
Meaty meate rose 'n hairs
Meaty dream wet meate

Limp damp rows
Peeled 'n felt fields 'n belts
Impaled on 'n daeman

Mucus mules
Twot trot tra la tra la
Tra la tra la tra la

Whale bone fields 'n belts
Whale bone farmhouse
Cavorts girdled 'n latters uh lite
Cavorts girdled 'n latters uh lite

Uh dipped amidst
Squirmin' serum 'n semen 'n syrup 'n semen
'n serum
Stirrupped in syrup
Neon meate dream of a octafish   

MP3  : Size : 186 MB
Flac Part One : Size : 232 MB
Flac Part Two : Size : 238 MB


  1. Thanks for sharing. I always wanted to hear this album.

  2. Links are dead. Any chance you'd re-up this great album in FLAC ? Millon kudos.

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