Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band ‎– Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

Warner Bros. Records ‎– BSK 3256
Vinyl, LP, Album, Los Angeles Pressing

Companies, etc.



Capitol, Los Angeles pressing, denoted by ✲ stamp in runouts.
Compare to Winchester pressing and Jacksonville pressing.

Album sleeve comment; "Dedicated to all conservation & wildlife organizations everywhere"

Produced for Shiny Beast Productions

All Selections Published by Singing Ink Music (BMI)

Recorded at the Automatt, San Francisco
Mixed at Wally Heider Recording, San Francisco

Warner Bros. Records Inc. • a subsidiary and licensee of Warner Bros. Inc., a Warner Communications Company • 3300 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 91510 • 3 East 54th Street, New York, New York 10022 • Made In U.S.A. • ©1978 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

℗ 1978 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

lyrics [from inner sleeve]:
©1976 Singing Ink Music (BMI)
except: A2, B1 & B4 ©1978 Singing Ink Music (BMI)
and A5: Self Explanatory

Comes with printed inner sleeve.

Cover painting: "Green Tom" (1976 - 61x46cm)
Back cover illustration onto a lunch bag.

This album represents the official outcome of the fated 'Bat Chain Puller' sessions initiated with Frank Zappa in 1976.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped, all variants): ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 1): BSK-1-3256-LW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 1): BSK-2-3256-LW3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 2): BSK-1-3256-LW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 2): BSK-2-3256-RE-1-LW3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 3): BSK-1-3256-LW2··
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 3): BSK-2-3256-LW2··
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped parallel to grooves, variant 3): 1
  • Rights Society: BMI

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April 14, 2018
I have a BSK 3256, but it has a promotional copy seal on the cover. I don't think I see it on here.