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Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Doctor Dark

‘Lick My Decals Off Baby’ (1971), Don’s follow up to ‘Trout Mask Replica’, is possibly the purest Beefheart album there is. Dense, tangled, and with probably the least amount of reverb on any of his albums, it’s the closest that Don got to music that sounded 2D (“Like a painting”). ‘Doctor Dark’, with all of it’s mutant Delta Blues sprouting tentacles and extra limbs, is a perfect example of the albums intent.

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