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Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

by Captain Beefheart

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) by Captain Beefheart

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Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

by Captain Beefheart

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Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
King of all genius weirdos Don Van Vliet and his Magic Band first released this album in 1978. At the time it was considered a critical return to form, following a four-year hiatus and a pair of records that had been poorly received. For fans of the Magic Band's pre-post-punk angularity and shambling defilement of jazz, Shiny Beast blows the mind as effectively as the "rock" songs off of Trout Mask Replica, with a streamlined quality that can only come with maturity. They even go Jimmy Buffett -- and it works! -- on "Tropical Hot Dog."

About This Album

King of all genius weirdos Don Van Vliet and his Magic Band first released this album in 1978. At the time it was considered a critical return to form, following a four-year hiatus and a pair of records that had been poorly received. For fans of the Magic Band's pre-post-punk angularity and shambling defilement of jazz, Shiny Beast blows the mind as effectively as the "rock" songs off of Trout Mask Replica, with a streamlined quality that can only come with maturity. They even go Jimmy Buffett -- and it works! -- on "Tropical Hot Dog."

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About This Album

King of all genius weirdos Don Van Vliet and his Magic Band first released this album in 1978. At the time it was considered a critical return to form, following a four-year hiatus and a pair of records that had been poorly received. For fans of the Magic Band's pre-post-punk angularity and shambling defilement of jazz, Shiny Beast blows the mind as effectively as the "rock" songs off of Trout Mask Replica, with a streamlined quality that can only come with maturity. They even go Jimmy Buffett -- and it works! -- on "Tropical Hot Dog."