Friday, December 5 2014
The 498th most acclaimed album of all time was born in the desert, came on up from New Orleans. Captain Beefheart's startling 1967 debut album is this week's Counterbalance.
Friday, October 14 2011
Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica is like a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag—it’s fast and bulbous and bound to end badly. Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn try to clean up the ensuing mess in this week's Counterbalance.
Monday, October 3 2011
The debut album from these indie rockers generates a sense of forgettable déjå vu.
Monday, December 20 2010
If Captain Beefheart should be worshipped for anything it’s that he never once pandered for the sake of critical or commercial expediency.
Tuesday, October 27 2009
Beefheart without Beefheart? Yes, with excellent results.
Thursday, July 12 2007
Thursday, October 12 2006
These final two records in Beefheart's amazing recording career find an artist at his peak;