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.

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