Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica (33 1/3)

Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica (33 1/3)

Kevin Courrier


In the spring of 1969, the inauspicious free up of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout masks reproduction, a double-album that includes 28 stream-of-consciousness songs jam-packed with summary rhythms and guttural bellows, dramatically altered the pop landscape.

Yet whether the album did solid its radical imaginative and prescient over the way forward for song, a lot of the record's creative power is admittedly drawn from the earlier. This ebook examines how Beefheart's incomparable opus, an album that divided (rather than) united a pop viewers, is trained by means of a number of varied assets. Trout masks reproduction is a hybrid of poetic declarations encouraged by way of either Walt Whitman and the beat poets, the sphere hollers of the Delta Blues, the city blues of Howlin' Wolf, the gospel blues of Blind Willie Johnson, and the unfastened jazz of Ornette Coleman. This publication illustrates how Trout masks copy was once no longer lots an arcane specimen of the avant-garde, yet quite a defiantly unique statement of the yankee imagination.

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