Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* ‎– Trout Mask Replica

Reprise Records ‎– 927 196-2
CD, Album, Repress, Cinram Pressing

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1 Frownland 1:41
2 The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back 1:53
3 Dachau Blues 2:22
4 Ella Guru
Effects [Flesh Horn] – Antennae Jimmy Semens
5 Hair Pie: Bake 1 4:59
6 Moonlight On Vermont 3:59
7 Pachuco Cadaver 4:40
8 Bills Corpse 1:49
9 Sweet Sweet Bulbs 2:21
10 Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
Horns [Simran Horn], Oboe [Musette] – Captain Beefheart
11 China Pig
Guitar – Doug Moon
12 My Human Gets Me Blues 2:47
13 Dali's Car 1:27
14 Hair Pie: Bake 2 2:24
15 Pena
Lead Vocals – Antennae Jimmy Semens
16 Well 2:08
17 When Big Joan Sets Up 5:18
18 Fallin' Ditch 2:08
19 Sugar 'N Spikes 2:30
20 Ant Man Bee
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone [Both Saxes Played Simultaneously] – Captain Beefheart
21 Orange Claw Hammer 3:35
22 Wild Life 3:10
23 She's Too Much For My Mirror 1:41
24 Hobo Chang Ba 2:02
25 The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica) 2:05
26 Steal Softly Thru Snow 2:19
27 Old Fart At Play 1:51
28 Veteran's Day Poppy 4:32

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Back inlay: "Manufactured in Germany • Fabrique en Allemagne TELDEC Record Service GmbH" ['W' logo] "A Warner Communications Company"
© 1970 Reprise Records

CD face: "Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH Alsdorf".

Jewel case 'W' embossed on clear front.
(V1: Cover booklet containment lug on jewelcase is embossed "KT 37". Black tray back embossed "ET201C).

The 20-page booklet contains reproduction of the text & illustrations used for the 6-page insert that accompanied the original US vinyl. The 'young Vliet' portrait also appeared on that insert.
© 1969 Beefheart Music Co. BMI
© 1970 Reprise Records

(Guitars, tuned for slide, used by Harkleroad & Cotton were a Telecaster & Gibson respectively)

(In regard to "Special electronic modifications on Captain Beefheart's band equipment..." - For the 'field recordings' at the The Magic Band House; Kunc used a Shure eight-channel mixer remounted in a briefcase. The outputs of the briefcase mixer fed a Uher portable tape recorder. This tape machine was also used direct by the band to capture episodes. "The Blimp" was 'phoned in to FZ's studio console at The Log Cabin.)

Note: This pressing is made by Cinram GmbH. Different to Trout Mask Replica pressed by Record Service GmbH and Trout Mask Replica pressed by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.

Issue 759927196-2.2 11/97 is likely to have 'W' embossed on clear front of jewelcase, milled finish top & bottom. Black inlay tray. The RSA issue does not have a 'W' emboss.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-27196-2 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992719629
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 759927196-2.4 06/04 V2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 05M8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 759927196-2.4 06/04 V02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 05M8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 759927196-2.4 06/04 V02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 05A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 759927196-2.4 06/04 V02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 05M9
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 759927196-2.4 06/04 V02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 05M6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): 759927196-2.4 06/04 V02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI L011
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 05M1
  • Label Code: LC0322
  • Price Code (France): WE 851
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM

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August 28, 2016
My copy is like like Variants 2 and 3 but with Mould SID Code IFPI 05E1.


April 9, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Originally released as a double album, it was always going to be viewed as an avant-garde rock, blues and jazz oddball milestone. Over thirty-five years on, debate continues as to the roles of importance between Frank Zappa's production and Beefheart or even whether the band could play at all. The band were reputedly 'imprisoned' in a shack by Beefheart and fed on beans for weeks before they recorded the entire 28 track opus in a mere eight and a half hours. Needs to be listened to as a whole. As much a classic for the cover and the 'catchphrase', "A squid eating dough, in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbus, got me?” No argument, all-time ‘Far Out’ album ever.