Trout Mask Replica
Posted by Sam on April 4, 2018, 1:46 pm
can I get everyone's opinion of it on record here? All I know for sure is that it's one of Pugeye's favorites (or, maybe, his all-time favorite?). After having it on various mp3 players for the past decade and a half, I'm finally giving it a real shot and am listening to it every day (every weekday on my commute home, to be exact). I'll start it on a different "side" of the 2 LPs every week or so (since it's way too long to listen all the way through before I get home). I also usually give a specific track a close listen in the evening.
Basically, I'm tired of seeing it mentioned so often (since the dawn of my wasted time spent online reading about 60s rock music) without really knowing what it is. Sure, I've read about it a million times, I know all about it in some respects, but I want to actually be able to see a song title and know how it goes (I know, what a concept).
So I dunno... despite its obviousness, has this board really talked much about it? like I said, I can only bring Pug's opinion to mind.
At this point, favorite tracks are Ella Guru (glorious swingin' break in the middle after the first chorus) and Sugar n Spikes. Am I at times unsure if I'm simply trying to convince myself that I like it? Yes. Do I think the Magic Band had talent? No doubt; French is a great drummer, for starters. so I dunno... since it'll be rattling around my head for the next month or two (driving me totally loony), I wanted to see what everybody else thinks, whether they've given it an actual shot or not etc etc. MERCI
PS. Jack White's Third Man Records put out quite the reissue of it this week. https://pitchfork.com/news/captain-beefhearts-trout-mask-replica-gets-huge-reissue-with-actual-trout-mask/
- Life's too short to listen to intentionally wonky, not to mention double-LP length, crap like that - The old is new again Jim April 7, 2018, 2:45 pm
- It’s the Stravinsky of rock music - Trung April 5, 2018, 7:46 pm
- It annoys me - Tabernacles E. Townsfolk April 5, 2018, 3:53 pm
- Re: Trout Mask Replica - Rich B. April 5, 2018, 8:16 am
- Re: Trout Mask Replica - Mr. X April 4, 2018, 6:54 pm
- It's still my all time favorite album - Pugeye April 4, 2018, 4:36 pm
- I can recite the list of songs I like from memory - B. D. April 4, 2018, 3:53 pm
- Haven't heard it in years - Nick E. April 4, 2018, 2:53 pm
- Re: Trout Mask Replica - Joe H. April 4, 2018, 2:34 pm
- It's the fourth best Beefheart album, IMO - Matt April 4, 2018, 2:08 pm