Beefheart - Spotlight is better than Shiny Beast? Oh no it's not, oh yes it is......

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Well?

Poll ended at 04 Jan 2021, 17:15

Sometimes
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45%
Always
7
35%
Never
4
20%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Do you get Beefheart....?

Postby C » 03 Jan 2021, 21:05

If Shiny Beast [Bat Chain Puller] could get any better perhaps this is it?

Yes/No...?

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Re: Do you get Beefheart....?

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Jan 2021, 21:42

It's awfully good.
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Re: Do you get Beefheart....?

Postby C » 04 Jan 2021, 15:23

Charlie O. wrote:It's awfully good.


I love it!

It must be worth a few bob Chas....?





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Re: Do you get Beefheart....?

Postby Charlie O. » 04 Jan 2021, 17:28

C wrote:
Charlie O. wrote:It's awfully good.


I love it!

It must be worth a few bob Chas....?

'Deed it is. I'm surprised the Zappa clan haven't reissued it.
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Re: Do you get Beefheart....?

Postby C » 06 Jan 2021, 17:42

Why are the horn players on the Clear Spot album ‘unknown’...?

Surely somebody knows who they were/are






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Re: Beefheart

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 07 Jan 2021, 02:01

I got lucky at the last Magic Band gig in Manchester. I got to talk to John French and there were a couple of copies of the album. I coughed up and got him to sign. A very approachable and engaging guy, he did a great job on vocals.

The album is, of course, wonderful.

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Re: Beefheart

Postby C » 07 Jan 2021, 12:15

Carlisle Wheeling wrote:I got lucky at the last Magic Band gig in Manchester. I got to talk to John French and there were a couple of copies of the album. I coughed up and got him to sign. A very approachable and engaging guy, he did a great job on vocals.

The album is, of course, wonderful.

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Nice Dave.

Very nice






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Re: Do you get Beefheart....?

Postby C » 08 Jan 2021, 10:50

Six String wrote:Listening to Clear Spot now and it’s sounding good to these old cloth ears.


It's a corker Les.

Not one of my top 5 favourites but certainly robust of the seminally nature.

I could listen to this track all day:








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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5

Postby C » 08 Jan 2021, 10:52

LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS






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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Jan 2021, 18:24

Strictly Personal, TMR, Decals (roughly tied for top three spots)

Safe As Milk, Clear Spot (roughly tied for fourth/fifth)
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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Jan 2021, 18:26

By the way, we missed Decals' 50th anniversary last month! (I always thought it was a 1971, album, so I looked it up...)
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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby C » 08 Jan 2021, 18:54

Charlie O. wrote:By the way, we missed Decals' 50th anniversary last month! (I always thought it was a 1971, album, so I looked it up...)


Bugger Chas - so we did mate!

My top 5 [order changes daily]

Trout Mask Replica
Lick My Decals Off, Baby
The Spotlight Kid
Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Clear Spot


then
Ice Cream for Crow

Sometimes Ice Cream for Crow squeezes in at the expense of Clear Spot but "Big Eyed Beans from Venus" gets it back in pretty quickly!




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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby toomanyhatz » 08 Jan 2021, 19:04

Clear Spot

Decals

TMR


Shiny Beast/Bat Chain Puller
Safe as Milk
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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby C » 08 Jan 2021, 19:10

toomanyhatz wrote:Clear Spot

Decals

TMR


Shiny Beast/Bat Chain Puller
Safe as Milk


No love for Spotlight Kid...?

and Chas




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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Jan 2021, 19:12

C wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:Clear Spot

Decals

TMR


Shiny Beast/Bat Chain Puller
Safe as Milk


No love for Spotlight Kid...?

and Chas

I know hatz loves me. He's just shy.
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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby C » 08 Jan 2021, 19:16

Charlie O. wrote:
C wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:Clear Spot

Decals

TMR


Shiny Beast/Bat Chain Puller
Safe as Milk


No love for Spotlight Kid...?

and Chas

I know hatz loves me. He's just shy.


You daft sod - answer the bloody question!






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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Jan 2021, 19:17

Yes, The Spotlight Kid is pretty far down the list for me, despite it being my "first Beefheart." I do love it, but there's something kind of frustrating about it. (I gather that the Captain and his band felt the same way.)
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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Jan 2021, 20:07

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Trout Mask Replica
Doc at the Radar Station
Ice Cream for Crow
Decals

Top 2 are way ahead of the others though.
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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby mudshark » 08 Jan 2021, 20:08

Is there no love for "Doc at the Radar Station"? I think it's his best attempt to produce a 'normal' album. Where Unconditionally Guaranteed' miserably failed this one did have some Commercial Potential. With Bat Chain Puller it's the only Beefheart album that still gets regular airtime home on the ranch.
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Re: Beefheart - LIST YOUR TOP 5 ALBUMS

Postby Charlie O. » 08 Jan 2021, 20:13

mudshark wrote:Is there no love for "Doc at the Radar Station"? I think it's his best attempt to produce a 'normal' album. Where Unconditionally Guaranteed' miserably failed this one did have some Commercial Potential.

I'd have that at #6 - it's really great.

I'm surprised you hear it the way you do, though - I think of it as one of his thorniest!
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