Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* ‎– Grow Fins Vol. I: Just Got Back From The City / Electricity

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Xeric ‎– XER-LP-98, Table Of The Elements ‎– Sn 50
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Just Got Back From The City (1965-67)
A1 Obeah Man (Early 1966 Demo) 2:47
A2 Just Got Back From The City (Early 1966 Demo) 1:53
A3 I'm Glad (Early 1966 Demo)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
3:44
A4 Triple Combination (Early 1966 Demo) 2:48
A5 Here I Am I Always Am (Early 1966 Demo)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
3:15
A6 Here I Am I Always Am (Later 1966 Demo)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
2:32
A7 Somebody In My Home (1966 Live)
Written-By – Burnett*
3:03
B1 Tupelo (1966 Live)
Written-By – Hooker*
4:15
B2 Evil Is Going On (1966 Live)
Written-By – Burnett*
2:33
B3 Old Folks Boogie (1967 Live)
Written-By – Slim Green
3:15
B4 Call On Me (1965 Acetate Demo)
Drums – Vic Mortensen
3:04
B5 Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1967 Acetate Demo)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2:11
B6 Yellow Brick Road (1967 Acetate Demo)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
1:45
B7 Plastic Factory (1967 Acetate Demo)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann, Jerry Handley
2:57
Electricity (1967-68)
C1 Electricity (1968 Live)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
3:42
C2 Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1968 Live)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2:57
C3 Rollin N Tumblin (1968 Live)
Written By – PDWritten-By – Traditional
11:08
C4 Electricity (1968 Live)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
3:54
D1 Yer Gonna Need Somebody On Yer Bond (1968 Live)
Written By – PDWritten-By – Blind Willie Johnson
6:25
D2 Kandy Korn (1968 Live)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
4:21
D3 Korn Ring Finger (1967 Demo)
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
7:23

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First in a 3-volume x 2-album set of the "Grow Fins" works on the 'Table Of The Elements' label. The first pressing consists of 3,000 copies, worldwide, being 'sold out' on advance of release. A 2nd pressing was issued July 2000.

Limited Edition audiophile vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, with 24-page libretto.
Sticker on the cover states that it "includes a poster too", but due to production problems this was included with "Grow Fins: Volume II" instead.

All tracks previously unreleased.
(Some previously have had airplay & have been available as unofficial recordings)
Track B1 also known/titled as "Tupelo, Mississippi"
Track B2 also known/titled as "Evil (Is Going On)"
Track B3 written/first issued by Slim Green & The Cats From Fresno [with Al Simmon & Sydney Maiden].
Track D1 first recorded by Johnson [1929], but it has Traditional roots.
Track A4 is claimed [amicably] by Bermann as his lyrics. He was indeed present at Carolside.

Tracks A1 to A3, A5 and A6 recorded at Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Track A4 recorded at Don's mother's house on Carolside, Lancaster, CA.
Tracks A7, and B1 to B3 recorded live at Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco.
Track B4 recorded at Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Tracks B5 to B7 recorded at Original Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Tracks C1 and C2 recorded live at MIDEM Pop Festival, Cannes Beach, France.
Tracks C3, D1 and D2 recorded live at Frank Freeman's Dance Studio, Kidderminster, UK.
Track D3 believed recorded at Allegro Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 00401 09801 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): XER-LP-98-A KPG 2979.1(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): XER-LP-98-B KPG 2979.2(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): XER-LP-98-C KPG 2979.3(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): XER-LP-98-D KPG 2979.4(2)

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