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Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Used LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Used LP)

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Another great record from Captain Beefheart! First Press with promo stamp!


So titled because the original album, simply titled Bat Chain Puller, had to be ditched and rerecorded after a legal tuzzle involving Frank Zappa's manager, Shiny Beast turned out to be manna from heaven for those feeling Beefheart had lost his way on his two Mercury albums. Then again, what else could be assumed with a song titled "Tropical Hot Dog Night" that sounds like what happened when Beefheart encountered Miami disco and decided to make something of it? When it comes to singing, though, he's still the atypical growler, snarler and more of lore, conjuring up more wonderfully odd lyrical stories than can easily be measured, while the album as a whole gets steadily more and more bent. "You Know You're a Man" is at once straightforward and incredibly weird when it comes to love and gender, while other standouts include "Bat Chain Puller," a steady chugger that feels like a goofy death march, and the nervy freak of "Owed T'Alex." As for the Magic Band in general, keyboardist Eric Drew Feldman, guitarists Jeff Tepper and Richard Redus and drummer Robert Williams lay down the business with appropriately gone aplomb, as a listen to "Suction Prints" will demonstrate.

-All Music


A1 The Floppy Boot Stomp 3:51
A2 Tropical Hot Dog Night 4:48
A3 Ice Rose 3:27
A4 Harry Irene 3:42
A5 You Know You're A Man 3:13
A6 Bat Chain Puller 5:26
B1 When I See Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy 5:03
B2 Owed T'Alex 4:04
B3 Candle Mambo 3:23
B4 Love Lies 5:00
B5 Suction Prints 4:20
B6 Apes-Ma 0:38


Original Release Year: 1978

Label: Warner Brothers

Catalog #: BSK 3256

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used - Cover looks great and has light wear to front, back and edges - rare promo stamp version. Vinyl looks like great, shiny with a few light scratches and small sticker stain on label. Includes original printed inner sleeve in great shape. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: VG+

Cover: VG+

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