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Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Safe As Milk

50th anniversary edition of this classic debut from the Captain and his merry travellers. Though the title could be seen as tongue in cheek, this is the group at their most accessible with their blues-influenced work only just fraying at the edges. We're still a long way from Trout Mask Replica but this is a brilliant work and has been ...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972

The weird anachronistic blues rock of Captain Beefheart is celebrated in 'Sun Zoom Spark', a monstrous boxset which collects four of his early 70s recordings: 'Like My Decals Off, Baby', 'The Spotlight Kid', 'Clear Spot' and a record of out-takes called all appear. 'Sun Zoom Spark' is a good find for newly initiated Beefheart fans who want ...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Lick My Decals Off, Baby

Lick My Decals, Baby is Captain Beefheart’s fourth album, initially released in 1970 with the Magic Band naturally in tow. This was reportedly the big man’s favourite of his own records: not coincidentally, it is also one of his most experimental, sounding something like a broken blues band ...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Batlight Clearkid

Here we have a collection of Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band live recordings dating from the 70’s: premium times for the Captain. John Peel himself compiled the collection that appears on Batlight Clearkid, and the fourteen tracks are presented on 180g yellow vinyl with an array of rare ...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Blue Jeans & Moon Beams

For an artist whose sound is usually so far out, Moonbeams and Blue Jeans is one of Captain Beefheart’s more mainstream sounding albums. It was his 9th LP and was originally released in 1974. Despite it not being one of his more noted works, this album has had a clear influence on The White Stripes...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Rough Raw and Amazing

Rough and Raw indeed - this is one of the worst quality bootlegs to ever be pressed to vinyl! I'm not sure why Ozit still get away with this, as by now most Beefheart fans know to avoid their releases. Sound quality and artwork are dreadful. Notice that bizarrely Ozit started to bill these bootleg vinyl pressings as "Don Van Vliet & His Magi...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Live 1966-67

Everybody gets the blues -- Captain Beefheart just got them in some very strange ways. This live compilation, creatively titled 'Live 1966-67', documents an understated side of one of avant-garde's most important figures, capturing them as a more overtly blues-oriented band with none of the experimental bluster yet incorporated. The record comes...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Live 'n Rare

Another Captain Beefheart rarities compilation for you. There's millions of these compilations out now of rare stuff & live bits & pieces. There's absolutely no information on here as to when the tracks are from and what they are, whether they are unreleased/alternate takes or whatever just that th...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Dust Sucker (The Original Mix Of Bat Chain Puller)

Is it "better" than Shiny Beast? I honestly prefer the re-recorded versions (and heck, there's no "Tropical Hot Dog Night" here! I love that song!), but I still love the heck out of these renditions. So in conclusion: if one manages to put aside the lousy sound quality (muffled, but not too awful) and the hilariously inappropriate bonus tracks (...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Abba Zabba / Yellow Brick Road

Another great Captain Beefheart release this time in the form of a 7 inch. The first track on the 7 inch is the great "Abba Zabba" which showcases Captain Beefhearts trademark mutant freakish blues. It is certainly one of the most underrated Captain Beefheart track and is a stunner. This is followed by another great track "Yellow Brick Road" whi...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Plastic Factory / Where's The Woman

Another great 7 inch from Captain Beefheart! This new 7 inch starts off with the great "Plastic Factory" which is raw fun and exiting, and while this song may have his signature sound it also shows how his sound has developed and changed over the years. The track is followed up with the awesome "Where's The Woman" which is more bluesy that the f...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Upon The My-O-My

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Doc At The Radar Station

This is the type of work I wish Beefheart would have done more of. This is a very special album for Beefheart because here he (and his band, which includes the great Trombone work of Bruce Fowler) found the perfect balance between rock weirdness and avant garde originality. Nothing elsewhere sounds like this blues guitar drenched gumbo...which i...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Ice Cream For Crow

Lyrically, it is not as challenging as some of his earlier releases and allows an easier look into the mind of a very honest human. The music is perfect. Something I have always liked about Capt Beefheart is that he gets across that there is great beauty in things that on the surface are uncomfortable and difficult to understand. This album, alo...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Merseytrout

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Clear Spot

Don Van Vliet’s reputation mostly rests on the mind-bending knottiness of Troutmaskreplica and similar work, but he could also dial down the weird and dial up the blues. 1972’s Clear Spot is his most successful attempt to nail a compromise between groove-driven blues rock and his inimitable creative eccentricities. T...view item »

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The Spotlight Kid

The Spotlight Kid is Captain Beefheart’s sixth album, initially released in 1972 with the Magic Band naturally in tow. Following straight on from Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby, this record finds the music slowing down somewhat, letting Beefheart...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Unconditionally Guaranteed

You don't get many Beefheart t-shirts on the market, and those you do see tend to stick to the obvious album covers and photos, so it's interesting to see a t-shirt based on a replica of the tour crew t-shirts on Beefheart's 1974 "tragic band" tour, where his Magic Band resigned the week before the tour and he had to take a bunch of session musi...view item »

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Magneticism

Captain Beefheart is king! You know it! I know it! I don't need to go on about it, right? Good. So it's been a while since anything new has reared it's head from the Beefheart's magic archives so i was pleased to find 'Magneticism' - The best of Captain Beefheart and his magic bands in my review pile. 'Magneticism' features some of the finest live ...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Dichotomy

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Some Yo Yo Stuff

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Live In The USA '72-'81

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Electricity

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Mirror Man

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Magnetic Hands

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Dust Sucker

As always - the best advice is to avoid any of the Beefheart product on Ozit Records. They are all bootlegs, shoddily packaged and lacking in sound quality.   The fact they continue to plug their bootleg tape of Bat Chain Puller with some dubious story about it being the "Captain's Own Tape" (unsurprisingly all the protag...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Merseytrout- Live In Liverpool