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ARTIST
TITLE
Lick My Decals Off, Baby
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
RS 6420CLP RS 6420CLP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/13/2010

Tangerine-colored vinyl reissue, manufactured by Rhino. 4th album, originally released in 1970, following Trout Mask. "Vast scholarly dissertations could be written on Beefheart's brilliant new approach to song lyric. Leaving in the dust both post-Dylan 'poetic' pretensions and the primitive approach which too often mistakes simplemindedness for simplicity, Cap's lines are magic flashfloods of free-association that somehow never get murky, strange jewel-like clusters of images, hilarious little vignettes from the lives of raffish louts and juicy mamas, half-muddled mamma's in coveralls and zoot suits. Robert Crumb could draw them, though in his vision they'd be vaguely threatened or threatening... In Lick My Decals Off, Baby this vision is extended, and even though the sonic textures are sometimes even more complex and angular than on Trout Mask, the lyrics have taken an added universality, many of them stepping back a stride from the kaleidoscopic image-clusters of last year's songs. Lick My Decals Off, Baby is just great bawdy music, as sanguinely sexual as a tale out of Boccaccio." -- Lester Bangs/Creem, 1971.