Trout Mask Replica is the third studio album by American rock band Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released as a double album on June 16, 1969 by Straight Records. Combining elements of R&B, garage rock, and blues with free jazz, avant-garde approaches, and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and art rock.
Captain Beefheart’s 1969 masterpiece set an unmatched standard for avant-rock. This new reissue from Third Man puts it back in print on vinyl. And though Beefheart could be pathologically controlling with his bandmates, he was surprisingly open to chance and accident throughout Trout Mask Replica.
Trout Mask Replica is Captain Beefheart's masterpiece, a fascinating, stunningly imaginative work that still sounds like little else in the rock & roll canon. Given total creative control by producer and friend Frank Zappa, Beefheart and his Magic Band rehearsed the material for this 28-song double album for over a year, wedding minimalistic R&B, blues, and garage rock to free jazz and avant-garde experimentalism
Trout Mask Replica is the third studio album by American rock band Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released on June 16, 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 R&B, garage rock, blues, avant-garde, free jazz and other genres of American music, the album is regarded as an important work of experimental music and art rock.
Trout Mask Replica is an amazing and inventive album, Beefheart is a musical genius but unfortunately he didn�t get much recognition because of the era this album was released in and the fact that Beefheart is a crazy pimp. This album contains 28 tracks and clocks in at around 75 minutes long. I realize that this sounds very overbearing and considering the fact that I recently described this album as extremely unconventional and abstract just stick with me, I�ll explain everything
Trout Mask Replica is the third studio album by American rock band Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released on June 16, 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 Most of Trout Mask Replica was recorded in March 1969 at Whitney Studios in Glendale, California. The album's highly unconventional musical style, which includes polyrhythm, multi-octave vocals, and atonality, continues to polarize audiences, and has contributed to its reputation as one of the most challenging recordings in the 20th century musical canon.
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|2||The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back||1:53|
Effects [Flesh Horn] – Antennae Jimmy Semens
|5||Hair Pie: Bake 1||4:57|
|6||Moonlight On Vermont
Bass Guitar [Uncredited] – Gary "Magic" Marker
|9||Sweet Sweet Bulbs||2:17|
|10||Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
Horn [Simran Horn], Musette – Captain Beefheart
Acoustic Guitar – Doug Moon
|12||My Human Gets Me Blues||2:42|
|14||Hair Pie: Bake 2||2:23|
Lead Vocals – Antennae Jimmy Semens
|17||When Big Joan Sets Up||5:19|
|19||Sugar 'N Spikes||2:29|
|20||Ant Man Bee
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone [Played Simultaneously] – Captain Beefheart
|21||Orange Claw Hammer||3:35|
|23||She's Too Much For My Mirror||1:42|
|24||Hobo Chang Ba||2:01|
|25||The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)
Narrator – Antennae Jimmy SemensVoice [Intro] – Frank Zappa
|26||Steal Softly Thru Snow||2:13|
|27||Old Fart At Play||1:54|
|28||Veteran's Day Poppy
Bass Guitar [Uncredited] – Gary "Magic" Marker
- Copyright (c) – Reprise Records
- Published By – Beefheart Music
- Copyright (c) – Beefheart Music
- Made By – TELDEC Record Service GmbH
- Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
- Pressed By – Record Service GmbH
- Arranged By – Don Van Vliet
- Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals, Songwriter – Captain Beefheart
- Bass Clarinet, Vocals, Illustration [Line Drawings] – The Mascara Snake
- Bass, Narrator – Rockette Morton
- Design [CD Design], Other [Restoration] – Tom Recchion
- Drums – Drumbo
- Engineer, Technician [Special Electronic Modifications On Captain Beefheart's Band Equipment] – Dick Kunc
- Other [Most Recent In A Long Series Of Contract Negotiations Leading To An Actual Signing] – Neil C. Reshen
- Photography By – Ed Caraeff
- Photography By [Cover], Design [Original Album Sleeve] – Cal Schenkel
- Producer – Frank Zappa
- Slide Guitar [Glass Finger], Flute – Zoot Horn Rollo
- Slide Guitar [Steel-appendage] – Antennae Jimmy Semens
NotesFirst Euro CD issue, pressed at the juncture when RSA, Alsdorf merged with Teldec, Hamburg.
20-page booklet includes lyrics and drawings.
Manufactured in Germany.
Fabrique en Allemagne, TELDEC Record Service GmbH
© 1970 Reprise Records
© 1969 Words & Music copyrighted for the world by Beefheart Music Co. BMI
CD face: Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf.
(Track 4 - 'Flesh Horn' was a Vliet expression for 'hands cupped to mouth'.
Album originally released as a double LP in 1969).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 7599-27196-2 9
- Barcode (String): 075992719629
- Label Code: LC 0322
- Matrix / Runout: 927196-2 RSA
- Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
- Price Code (france): WE 851
|STS 1053, 2 STS 1053||Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band*||Trout Mask Replica (2xLP, Album, Aut)||Straight, Straight||STS 1053, 2 STS 1053||US||1969|
|STS 1053, 2MS 2027||Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band*||Trout Mask Replica (2xLP, Album, RE)||Straight, Reprise Records||STS 1053, 2MS 2027||US||1974|
|2MS 2027||Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band*||Trout Mask Replica (2xLP, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records||2MS 2027||US||1989|
|2MS 2027, 2MS-2027||Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band*||Trout Mask Replica (2xLP, Album)||Reprise Records, Reprise Records||2MS 2027, 2MS-2027||Australia||1972|
|2MS 2027||Captain Beefheart*||Trout Mask Replica (2xLP, Album, RE, TP)||Warner Bros. Records||2MS 2027||US||1997|