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 unlock of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout masks copy, a double-album that includes 28 stream-of-consciousness songs choked with summary rhythms and guttural bellows, dramatically altered the pop landscape.

Yet no matter if the album did solid its radical imaginative and prescient over the way forward for tune, a lot of the record's inventive energy is basically drawn from the previous. This e-book examines how Beefheart's incomparable opus, an album that divided (rather than) united a pop viewers, is educated through numerous various assets. Trout masks reproduction is a hybrid of poetic declarations encouraged through 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 loose jazz of Ornette Coleman. This e-book illustrates how Trout masks reproduction was once now not rather a lot an arcane specimen of the avant-garde, yet quite a defiantly unique assertion of the yank imagination.

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