A Review Of Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica: Side One.

By Nick Saunders. 14th July 2020

If you’ve ever been recommended this album by a friend you’ll likely already have a lot of preconceived notions just from hearing the title. It’s bad, a joke, pretentious or cacophonous. It’s an album a lot of listeners are introduced to because of how strange it is or how weird and “out there” it’s perceived to be. Its reputation most certainly precedes this record. You may have heard anecdotes from the recording sessions about Don Van Vilet or Captain Beefheart…

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