Album of the Week 3

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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Clear Spot 1972

Born 1941, Don Van Vliet was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. He formed a ever rotating ensemble called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums between 1964 and 1982. His music is a blend of blues, free jazz, rock, and avant-garde with idiosyncratic rhythms, & his wide vocal range. After his music retirement he took up a career in art, an interest that originated in his childhood talent for sculpture, His expressionist paintings and drawings have been exhibited in art galleries and museums across the world.

How did I find this album strange one really I loved the cover it was a see through plastic cover with simple folded inner sleeve at first I wasn’t sure about the music being different in many ways but the more you listen the better it becomes definitely one of my Favorite albums.

Other Captain albums worth a listen are Safe as Milk & Spotlight Kid.

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