Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fast 'n' Bulbous - Tribute to Captain Beefheart

This long-out-of-print, rarely seen album from the early days of compact discs is possibly one of the best tribute albums ever. Well at least it's one of my favorites! A couple famous bands, some not-so-famous, a few dimly remembered 80's bands and some you probably never even heard of. Maybe one or two of these groups were formed just for this release it's hard to tell since the packaging is skimpy with no liner notes at all. Zippo.Don't matter tho. Whether these bands are trying to emulate Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band or whether they're trying to own the material, every track is a success. Every track smokes. Shreds. Rocks. A very enjoyable album and I don't think you need to be a hard-core Beefheart fan to get into it.

1. Zig Zag Wanderer - The Dog Faced Hermanns
2. Ella Guru - XTC 3. Clear Spot - The Scientists 4. Ice Cream For Crow - The Membranes 5. Long Necked Bottles - The King Of Luxembourg
6. Sun Zoom Spark - The Beat Poets 7. Hot Head - That Petrol Emotion 8. China Pig - The Primevals 9. Electricity - Sonic Youth 10. Harry Irene - Good And Gone 11. Frying Pan - The Screaming Dizbusters 12. Big Eyed Beans From Venus - The Mock Turtles 13. Gimme That Harp Boy - The Beat Poets 14. Crazy Little Thing - The Primevals


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