December 03, 2008

Rare Beef...

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Grow Fins Rarities 1965-1982 (Revenant,1999)

Amazing 5xCD box-set released by John Fahey's label Revenant...

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band set rock on its ear from 1965 until 1982, when leader Don Van Vliet retired from music. Engineering a mutant strain of musical DNA (tuff-ass garage punk R-n-B, extraterrestrial field hollers, austere "classical" miniatures, loping sea shanties, scorched-earth delta blues, free-blowing skronk, fat-bottom groove and post-everything clangor all found their way into the soup), CB&HMB are now regarded as one of the most original and consistently compelling bands ever waxed. The closest to a Best Of collection as we are likely to see, this career-spanning set corrals rare tracks from a variety of sources (band members' personal archives, live tracks, demos, worktapes, radio spots) and the complete Trout Mask Replica house sessions.

Discs 1 2 3... HERE (172mb)

Discs 4 & 5... HERE (94mb)



  1. yeah, thats great. got one of the records an it´s worth to buy it only for the artwork. and the cap. & magic band and all the madness around them. sometimes you hear how hungry they are. thats not new that they had hard times during the trout mask time. i heard some live stuff at john peel and they kick more and are more punk than the stooges. by the way no problem with the stooges as well autechre. but why autechre. i got no idea. bye

  2. j'adore le pun on the title! "rare beef"! quelle genious!
    trop sexy!!