Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Trout Mask Replica
Last Monday I read in the paper that Captain Beefheart's acid-drenched double album Trout Mask Replica was added to the U.S. National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. Which I thought was pretty amazing.
Here are a few songs from that record--"She's too much for my mirror" and "Human gets me blues"
But I like this one better:
Frankly, in the thirty years since I first bought Trout Mask Replica, I've probably listened to the whole thing--beginning to end--no more than a dozen times. And I don't know if it really was "acid-drenched" in its production (probably not) but that was both my impression and the state of mind from which I enjoyed it most .
In the end, I'm just happy something like this is in the national archive. But it makes me chuckle.