Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band ‎– Lick My Decals Off, Baby

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RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Straight RS 6420 US 1970 Sell This Version
M56420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(Cass, Album) Reprise Records M56420 US 1970 Sell This Version
6E 062 92092, 1C 062-92 092 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Straight, Straight 6E 062 92092, 1C 062-92 092 Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
1C 062-92 092 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Straight 1C 062-92 092 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
STS 1063 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Straight STS 1063 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Straight RS 6420 US 1970 Sell This Version
2C 062-92092 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Straight 2C 062-92092 France 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Promo) Straight RS 6420 US 1970 Sell This Version
6420, RS 6420, RS-6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Ter) Straight, Straight, Straight 6420, RS 6420, RS-6420 US 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Zap) Bizarre Records, Straight, Reprise Records RS 6420 US 1970 Sell This Version
M86420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(8-Trk, Album) Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records M86420 US 1971 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6420 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Straight RS 6420 US 1973 Sell This Version
K44244, K 44244 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records K44244, K 44244 UK 1973 Sell This Version
K44244, K 44244 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records K44244, K 44244 UK 1974 Sell This Version
R2 70364 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Bizarre Records, Straight R2 70364 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73394-2 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Enigma Retro, Straight 7 73394-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73394-2 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Enigma Retro, Straight 7 73394-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
R4 70364 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R4 70364 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73394-4 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(Cass, Album, RE, RM, Dol) Enigma Retro 7 73394-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
WPCP-5739 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album) Reprise Records WPCP-5739 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
RS 6420, 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Straight, Straight, Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6420, 6420 UK, Europe & US 2000 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Straight (2), Reprise Records (2) RS 6420 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Pap) Straight (2), Reprise Records (2) RS 6420 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Col) Reprise Records RS 6420 US 2009 Sell This Version
WQCP-1500 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Reprise Records, Tower Records (4), Rhino Records (2) WQCP-1500 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
RS 6420, 8122785846 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6420, 8122785846 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
081227951245 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Reprise Records, Rhino Records (2) 081227951245 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
R2 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Reprise Records, Rhino Records (2) R2 6420 US 2015 Sell This Version
R1 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) R1 6420 US 2016 Sell This Version
8122795846 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, RE, 180) Reprise Records 8122795846 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6420 US Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6420 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, 180) Straight, Reprise Records RS 6420 US Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6420 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Straight RS 6420 US Unknown Sell This Version

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bpwlogan

bpwlogan

May 24, 2018
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, RS 6420

His best album in my opinion. it's just a more focused better produced album than TMR. I think this is part of the Zappa Family Trust so it should have an official CD release at some point. I believe the only official CD release was around 1990.
peemef

peemef

April 6, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Col, RS 6420
No insert, tinny sound, there are better Decals reissues out there if you ask me... and orange color does not even match anything in the original layout! The vinyl itself could've been red or white.
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

January 14, 2018
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, RE, R1 6420
Kudos to Chris Bellman and Dan Hersch for their fine remastering work on this psychotic, esoteric pastiche of out-of-whack musical virtuosity and bizarrely humourous poetry, which to say the least is even MORE challenging than the already surreal Trout Mask Replica - the sound is very lively and room-filling, and warm and natural enough that I genuinely believed at first in Rhino Records' misleading blurb that this was 'cut from the analogue tapes'. It's cut from a hi-res digital transfer, which to me is just as good.

As for the pressing... ooh boy, now THAT'S a ceiling of a different colour! The first copy I got had what was the worst damage I have ever seen on any record, new or old - there were scrapes and scuffs throughout the outer tracks on both sides, the record was covered in dirt, and the first few tracks on side 1 had been completely unplayable because they appeared to have been scraped clean off with a chisel.

It was a ghastly sight, but luckily, reaching out to Record Industry (the pressing plant) yielded second-to-none customer service - Ton Vermeulen acknowledged my plight and explained why my copy was defective (a one-time temperature issue affecting excess vinyl trimming in the fully automated assembly line), and forwarded my request to Warner Music's vinyl department. They were more than happy to open up and mail me a pristine replacement copy in compensation. It plays beautifully. It's customer service like this that fuels my faith in the vinyl renaissance. Thank you big-time guys!
Jiffy-Squid

Jiffy-Squid

August 25, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, RE, R1 6420
Great reissue. Deeper, more dynamic sound than the 2000/2009 reissues. The 2014 "Sun, Zoom Spark" box set, which includes Decals, claims to be cut directly from the analogue tapes, so I assume this pressing is too. Also has the original lyric insert.
sanmarrb

sanmarrb

January 23, 2017
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, RE, R1 6420
Does this version have a reproduction of the original lyric insert?
Bitsteam

Bitsteam

January 7, 2017
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, CD, Album, RE, RM, WQCP-1500
I'm not sure why people like this version. It's loud, over compressed and full of clipped samples. More bass, so what?
huiko

huiko

June 3, 2016
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, RS 6420
Canadian Release - Warner Bros - runout 31121 and 31122
dpfrag

dpfrag

May 20, 2016
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, 180, RS 6420

Sometimes I think perhaps 'Trout Mask Replica' is the best and most satisfying Beefheart record, then I go back and listen to this again... so freakin good!

'Lick My Decals Off, Baby' is like a more focused 'Trout Mask' with every track being an absolute knockout. I'd say the lyrics on 'Trout Mask' beat 'Lick My Decals Off Baby' hands down but in terms of songs and the overall flow of the album from start to finish, this wins out.

If you want the weirder (and in my opinion, best) Beefheart go for this, 'Trout Mask' and his last album 'Ice Cream For Crow'.

This pressing is also very nice.
jerrysnook

jerrysnook

July 27, 2014
referencing Lick My Decals Off, Baby, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, 180, RS 6420
This is a great re-issue in 180 gram. Thankfully, this re-issue doesn't suffer the same poor re-master job done for the 180 gram re-issue of The Spotlight Kid, and both sounds and plays excellent.