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...The music of Captain Beefheart stood at the crossroads of the avant-garde and rock traditionalism. Born in California in 1941, Don Vliet was a sculpting prodigy as a child. At the age of thirteen, he was offered the chance to study art...

Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica

Kevin Courrier

Kevin Courrier is the author of several books, including Dangerous Kitchen: The Subversive World of Zappa, and Randy Newman’s American Dreams. He has been a writer/broadcaster and film critic for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) since 1990. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

33 1/3 Books

...In the spring of 1969, the inauspicious release of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica, a double-album featuring 28 stream-of-consciousness songs filled with abstract rhythms and guttural bellows, dramatically altered...