Sunday, September 11, 2016

Making love to a vampire with a monkey on my knee (Captain Beefheart) (LP 41)

Captain Beefheart and the Magic band Doc at the Radar Station (Vinyl - Virgin, 1980) ****

Genre: Alternative (Universe)

Places I remember: Real Groovy (Auckland)

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Sue Egypt

Gear costume: Hot Head is a great lead off track.

Active compensatory factors: The back cover image of Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) sums him up better than words can. 

At first glance, all appears normal. The band are in natty shirts and ties, resplendent with fashionable tie clasps.

But, then, when you take a closer look...

... you notice that Cap's tie clasp, is, in fact, a clothes peg!!! Genius!

Where do they all belong? There's no other place to go but deeper into Captain Beefheart's world. Ice Cream For Crow was two years away.

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