Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* ‎– Trout Mask Replica

Straight ‎– STS 1053, Reprise Records ‎– 2MS 2027
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 Frownland 1:39
A2 The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back 2:04
A3 Dachau Blues 2:21
A4 Ella Guru
Effects [Flesh Horn] – Antennae Jimmy Semens
A5 Hair Pie: Bake 1 4:57
A6 Moonlight On Vermont
Bass Guitar – Gary "Magic" Marker
B1 Pachuco Cadaver 4:37
B2 Bill's Corpse 1:47
B3 Sweet Sweet Bulbs 2:17
B4 Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
Musette, Horns [Simran Horn] – Captain Beefheart
B5 China Pig
Guitar – Doug Moon
B6 My Human Gets Me Blues 2:42
B7 Dali's Car 1:25
C1 Hair Pie: Bake 2 2:23
C2 Pena
Lead Vocals – Antennae Jimmy Semens
C3 Well 2:05
C4 When Big Joan Sets Up 5:19
C5 Fallin' Ditch 2:03
C6 Sugar 'N Spikes 2:29
C7 Ant Man Bee
Saxophone [Simultaneous Tenor & Soprano] – Captain Beefheart
D1 Orange Claw Hammer 3:35
D2 Wild Life 3:07
D3 She's Too Much For My Mirror 1:42
D4 Hobo Chang Ba 2:01
D5 The Blimp (Mousetrap Replica)
Narrator – Antennae Jimmy SemensVoice [Intro] – Frank Zappa
D6 Steal Softly Thru Snow 2:13
D7 Old Fart At Play 1:54
D8 Veteran's Day Poppy
Bass Guitar – Gary "Magic" Marker



'Straight' original gatefold sleeve issue, containing the reissue '3300 Warner Blvd 'mini W logo' tan vinyl labels housed in Warner "Loss Leaders" promo liners marked copyright 1974- Warner Bros. Records Inc R-4.

The sleeve is cat# STS 1053, the vinyl is cat# 2MS 2027.

No lyric sheet insert is included (which appeared only in early US releases).

D5 -"The Blimp"
(The intro voice is that of Zappa, recorded via a telephone link to Zappa's studio - with Antennae Jimmy Semens narrating from Vliet's script over the 'phone from the 'Magic Band house'. A field-to-studio recording on which members of 'The Mothers' are performing)

A4: "Flesh Horn" is a Vliet affectation for the 'cupped hand'-to-the-mouth (hence flesh), used to create a 'vocalised horn' effect.
B4: The wind instrument "Musette" credited on sleeve is a shortened version of an "Oboe Musette".
The expression 'steel appendage' guitar is another affectation for a steel finger-tube, used as a slide on the fret. A glass tube (or bottle-neck) is used for 'glass-finger' credit.

Drummer, John 'Drumbo' French, was not credited on this album.
(It is now accepted that his transcription of Beefheart's concepts/score for other band members was fundamental in its production. See vast notes in 'Grow Fins' CD box set or vinyl album set).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027 31041-3
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027 31042
  • Matrix / Runout (C-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027-31043
  • Matrix / Runout (D-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027-31044

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