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Trout Mask Replica (1969)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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Experimental rock, Psychedelic rock, Avant-garde, Protopunk, Blues-rock, Experimental music, Avant-garde music

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Trout Mask Replica is the third album by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released in June 1969. Produced by Beefheart's friend and former schoolmate Frank Zappa, it was originally released as a double album on Zappa's Straight Records label. Combining elements of blues, avant-garde, free jazz and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and a major influence on genres such as alternative rock and post-punk.
Most of Trout Mask Replica was recorded in March 1969 at Whitney Studios in Los Angeles, California. The lineup of The Magic Band at this time consisted of Bill Harkleroad and Jeff Cotton on guitar, Mark Boston on bass guitar, Victor Hayden on bass clarinet, and John French on drums and percussion. Beefheart played several brass and woodwind instruments (including saxophone, musette, and hunting horn) and contributed most of the vocal parts, with Zappa and various members of the band providing occasional vocals and narration. The well-rehearsed Magic Band recorded all instrumental tracks for Trout Mask Replica in a single six-hour recording session; Van Vliet's vocal and horn tracks were laid down over the next few

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Tracks

1:40 Frownland
1:53 The Dust Blows Forward 'n the Dust Blows Back
2:22 Dachau Blues
2:26 Ella Guru
4:58 Hair Pie: Bake 1
3:59 Moonlight on Vermont
4:40 Pachuco Cadaver
1:48 Bills Corpse
2:21 Sweet Sweet Bulbs
2:26 Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish
4:02 China Pig
1:26 Dali's Car
2:23 Hair Pie: Bake 2
2:34 Pena
2:07 Well
5:18 When Big Joan Sets Up
2:08 Fallin' Ditch
2:30 Sugar 'n Spikes
3:57 Ant Man Bee
3:09 Wild Life
1:40 She's Too Much for My Mirror
2:02 Hobo Chang Ba
2:04 The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
2:18 Steal Softly Thru Snow
4:31 Veteran's Day Poppy
2:46 My Human Gets Me Blues
3:36 Orange Claw Hammer
1:53 Old Fart at Play
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