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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Doc at the Radar Station
FORMAT
CD

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ASW 65513CD ASW 65513CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/10/2009

2006 remastered reissue. "Often called the Salvador Dali of rock'n'roll, Captain Beefheart is a true American original. He had a voice that's a cross between the blues bellow of Howlin' Wolf and the gruff posturing of Yosemite Sam (legend has it his voice once destroyed a $1200 Telefunken microphone), and he ran his Magic Band almost like a messianic cult. Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band produced a wildly original brew of rock, blues, psychedelia, jazz and punk influenced the likes of P.J. Harvey, Tom Waits, Public Image Ltd., Devo, the B-52s, and even The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Sadly, after Ice Cream For Crow, his last album in 1982, he left music to concentrate on painting, turning into a virtual recluse, further building his legendary status as rock's most enigmatic genius. You gotta love the Captain, who after hearing that U2's leader was looking for him to come out of retirement to tour and collaborate, responded with 'Who is this Bongo?' Now the two critically acclaimed, final Captain Beefheart albums have been painstakingly remastered and feature fascinating new liner notes by revered Captain Beefheart biographer, Mike Barnes. Mixing surrealistic rock'n'roll, schlock-horror film scores and raw bluesy guitar riffs that haven't been heard since a mid-'60s Rolling Stones album, Doc At The Radar Station took its energy from punk rock's back-to-basics sound."