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Features

Sunday, December 14 2014

The Best Album Re-Issues of 2014

The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.


Reviews

Thursday, November 20 2014

Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark: 1970-1972

Sun Zoom Spark gives us a chance to re-evaluate the post Trout Mask Replica-era of the Captain Beefheart story.


Thursday, June 21 2012

The Tubes: Young and Rich/Now

It's hard to tell where the chops end and the jokes begin on these comedy-rock reissues.


Wednesday, October 11 2006

Captain Beefheart: Astralwerks Reissues

These final two records in Beefheart's amazing recording career find an artist at his peak;


Blogs

Friday, December 5 2014

Counterbalance: Captain Beefheart's 'Safe As Milk'

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

Counterbalance No. 54: Captain Beefheart’s 'Trout Mask Replica'

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.


Friday, January 28 2011

Al Lover's Remixes Captain Beefheart on 'Safe as Milk Replica'

San Francisco-based producer Al Lover has honored the late great Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) with Safe as Milk Replica, a “distorted reworking” of


Monday, December 20 2010

O Captain! My Captain!: The Unique Magic of Captain Beefheart

If Captain Beefheart should be worshipped for anything it’s that he never once pandered for the sake of critical or commercial expediency.


Friday, April 3 2009

Got a Beef? Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do

As T.S. Eliot portentously opined: April is the cruelest month. Apparently someone once pulled an April Fools’ Day joke on him too. What’s


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