Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band ‎– The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology)

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1-1 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Diddy Wah Diddy
Bass Guitar – Jerry HandleyDrums – PG Blakely*Guitar – Alex St. Clair*, Doug MoonHarpsichord – David GatesWritten-By – Ellas McDaniel, Willie Dixon
1-2 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Frying Pan
Bass Guitar – Jerry HandleyDrums – Alex St. Clair*Guitar – Doug Moon, Rich HepnerWritten-By – Don Vliet*
1-3 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Electricity
Bass Guitar – Jerry HandleyDrums – John FrenchGuitar – Alex St. Clair*Theremin – Sam Hoffman*Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
1-4 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Abba Zaba
Bass Guitar – Ry CooderDrums – John FrenchGuitar – Alex St. Clair*
1-5 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones
Bass Guitar – Jerry HandleyDrums – John FrenchGuitar – Alex St. Claire*, Jeff Cotton
1-6 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Safe As Milk
Bass Guitar – Jerry HandleyDrums – John FrenchGuitar – Alex St. Claire*, Jeff Cotton
1-7 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Moonlight On Vermont
Bass Guitar – Gary "Magic" MarkerDrums [Uncredited] – DrumboGuitar – Antennae Jimmy Semens, Zoot Horn Rollo
1-8 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Ella Guru
Backing Vocals – The Mascara SnakeBass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums [Uncredited] – DrumboGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloGuitar, Horns [Flesh Horn - Aka Singing Through Cupped Hands] – Antennae Jimmy Semens
1-9 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Old Fart At Play
Bass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums – DrumboGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloGuitar, Voice – Antennae Jimmy SemensNarrator – Captain Beefheart
1-10 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Sugar 'N' Spikes
Bass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums – DrumboGuitar – Antennae Jimmy Semens, Zoot Horn Rollo
1-11 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Orange Claw Hammer
Narrator – Captain Beefheart
1-12 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* My Human Gets Me Blues
Bass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums – DrumboGuitar – Antennae Jimmy Semens, Zoot Horn Rollo
1-13 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* China Pig
Guitar – Doug Moon
1-14 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Bass Guitar – Rockette Morton, Rockette MortonDrums, Marimba, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloProducer – Captain Beefheart
1-15 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
Bass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums, Percussion – DrumboGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloMarimba, Percussion – Ed MarimbaProducer – Captain Beefheart
1-16 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
Bass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums, Percussion – DrumboGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloMarimba, Percussion – Ed MarimbaProducer – Captain Beefheart
1-17 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
Bass Guitar [Bassus Ophelius] – Rockette MortonDrums, Percussion – DrumboGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloMarimba, Percussion – Ed MarimbaProducer – Captain Beefheart
1-18 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
Bass Guitar [Bassus Ophelius] – Rockette MortonDrums – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloPercussion – Milt Holland
1-19 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Click Clack
Bass Guitar [Bassus Ophelius] – Rockette MortonDrums – DrumboGuitar – Winged Eel Fingerling, Zoot Horn RolloPiano – Ed Marimba
1-20 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Grow Fins
Bass Guitar [Bassus Ophelius] – Rockette MortonDrums – DrumboGuitar – Winged Eel Fingerling, Zoot Horn RolloMarimba – Ed Marimba
1-21 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band When It Blows Its Stacks
Bass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums – DrumboGuitar – Winged Eel Fingerling, Zoot Horn RolloMarimba – Ed Marimba
1-22 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Little Scratch
Bass Guitar – OréjonDrums, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn Rollo
1-23 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Bass Guitar – OréjonDrums, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn Rollo
1-24 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Golden Birdies
Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums – Ed MarimbaEffects [Wings] – Captain BeefheartGuitar – Zoot Horn Rollo
2-1 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man
Bass Guitar – OréjonDrums, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloHorns [Arranged By] – Don Van Vliet, Ted Templeman
2-2 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Low Yo Yo Stuff
Bass Guitar – OréjonDrums, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloPercussion – Milt Holland
2-3 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Too Much Time
Backing Vocals – The Blackberries*Bass Guitar – OréjonDrums, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Russ Titelman, Zoot Horn RolloHorns [Arranged By] – Jerry Jumonville
2-4 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band & The Magic Band My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
Bass Guitar – OréjonDrums, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn Rollo
2-5 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band & The Magic Band Clear Spot
Bass Guitar – OréjonDrums, Percussion – Ed MarimbaGuitar – Zoot Horn RolloPercussion – Milt Holland
2-6 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band & The Magic Band Upon The My-O-My
Bass Guitar – Rockette MortonDrums, Percussion – Art TrippGuitar – Alex Saint Claire*, Zoot Horn RolloKeyboards – Mark MarcellinoTenor Saxophone, Flute – Del SimmonsWritten-By – Andy DiMartino*, Don Van Vliet, Jan Van Vliet
2-7 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band & The Magic Band Party Of Special Things To Do
Bass Guitar – Ira IngberDrums – Gene PelloGuitar – Dean SmithKeyboards – Micheal SmothermanKeyboards, Effects [Star Machine] – Jimmy CaravanPercussion – Ty GrimesWritten-By – Andy DiMartino*, Don Van Vliet, Elliot Ingber
2-8 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top
Bass Guitar – Tom FowlerDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar – Denny Walley, Frank ZappaKeyboards – George DukeSaxophone – Napoleon Murphy Brock*Trombone – Bruce Fowler (3)
2-9 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Debra Kadabra
Bass Guitar – Tom FowlerDrums – Terry BozzioGuitar – Denny Walley, Frank ZappaKeyboards – George DukeSaxophone – Napoleon Murphy Brock*Trombone – Bruce Fowler (3)Written-By – Frank Zappa
2-10 Captain Beefheart Hard Workin' Man (Main Title)
Bass Guitar – Tim DrummondDrums – Jim KeltnerEffects [Machine Sound] – Michael BoddickerGuitar – Jesse Ed Davis, Ry CooderPercussion – Milt HollandPiano – Stan SzelestWritten-By – Jack Nitzsche, Paul Schrader, Ry Cooder
2-11 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Bat Chain Puller
Drums, Percussion – Robert Arthur WilliamsGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperGuitar, Bass [Fretless] – Richard RedusKeyboards, Bass – Eric Drew FeldmanTrombone, Bass [Air Bass] – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*
2-12 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band The Floppy Boot Stomp
Drums, Percussion – Robert Arthur WilliamsGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperGuitar, Bass [Fretless] – Richard RedusKeyboards, Bass – Eric Drew FeldmanTrombone, Bass [Air Bass] – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*
2-13 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Tropical Hot Dog Night
Drums, Percussion – Robert Arthur WilliamsGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperGuitar, Bass [Fretless] – Richard RedusKeyboards, Bass – Eric Drew FeldmanMarimba, Percussion [Additional] – Art TrippTrombone, Bass [Air Bass] – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*Whistling – Captain Beefheart
2-14 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band & The Magic Band Owed T' Alex
Drums, Percussion – Robert Arthur WilliamsGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperGuitar, Bass [Fretless] – Richard RedusKeyboards, Bass – Eric Drew FeldmanTrombone, Bass [Air Bass] – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2-15 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Hot Head
Drums – Robert Arthur WilliamsGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperKeyboards, Synthesizer, Mellotron, Grand Piano, Electric Piano – Eric Drew FeldmanTrombone – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*Vocals, Harmonica – C.B.*, Don Van Vliet
2-16 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Ashtray Heart
Drums – Drumbo, John FrenchGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperKeyboards, Synthesizer, Mellotron, Grand Piano, Electric Piano – Eric Drew FeldmanTrombone – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*Vocals, Harmonica – C.B.*, Don Van Vliet
2-17 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Sue Egypt
Drums – Robert Arthur WilliamsGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperKeyboards, Synthesizer, Mellotron, Grand Piano, Electric Piano – Eric Drew FeldmanTrombone – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*Vocals, Harmonica – C.B.*, Don Van Vliet
2-18 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee
Drums – Robert Arthur WilliamsFrench Horn – Gary LucasGuitar – Jeff Moris TepperGuitar, Marimba – Drumbo, John FrenchKeyboards, Synthesizer, Mellotron, Grand Piano, Electric Piano – Eric Drew FeldmanTrombone – Bruce Lambourne Fowler*Vocals, Harmonica – C.B.*, Don Van Vliet
2-19 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Ice Cream For Crow
Bass Guitar – Richard Midnight Hatsize Snyder*Drums, Marimba, Percussion – Cliff R. Martinez*Guitar – Gary Lucas, Jeff Moris Tepper
2-20 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band The Past Sure Is Tense
Bass Guitar – Richard Midnight Hatsize Snyder*Drums, Marimba, Percussion – Cliff R. Martinez*Guitar – Gary Lucas, Jeff Moris Tepper
2-21 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Light Reflected Off The Oceands Of The Moon
Bass Guitar – Richard Midnight Hatsize Snyder*Drums, Percussion – Cliff R. Martinez*Guitar – Gary Lucas, Jeff Moris Tepper

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Tracks 1-1, 1-2 singles tracks, Mar/Nov 1966.
Track 1-3, 1-4 from "Safe as Milk", Sept 1967.
Tracks 1-5, 1-6 from "Strictly Personal", Nov 1968.
Tracks 1-7 to 1-13 from "Trout Mask Replica", Jan 1970.
Tracks 1-14 to 1-17 from "Lick My Decals Off, Baby", Oct 1970.
Tracks 1-18 to 1-21 from "The Spotlight Kid", Feb 1972.
Track 1-22 previously unreleased out-take from the "Clear Spot" sessions, 1972.
Tracks 1-23, 1-24, 2-1 to 2-5 from "Clear Spot", Nov 1972. [Provisionally titled "Brown Star"]
Track 2-6 from "Unconditionally Guaranteed", Mar 1974.
Track 2-7 from "Bluejeans & Moonbeams", Oct 1974.
Tracks 2-8, 2-9 from "Bongo Fury", Oct 1975.
Track 2-10 from "Blue Collar" film soundtrack, Mar 1978.
Tracks 2-11 to 2-14 from "Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)", Oct 1978.
Tracks 2-15 to 2-18 from "Doc At The Radar Station", Aug 1980. (Recorded & mixed at Sound Castle Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA).
Tracks 2-19, 2-20 from "Ice Cream For Crow", Sept 1982.
Track 2-21 single B-side, Aug 1982.

The double-CD jewel case has two Beefheart quotes printed on the inner liner images:
"A Yoga Is A Policeman With A Paper Gun"
"Everybody's Colored Or You Wouldn't Be Able To See Them"
The case also contains a 60-page color booklet, providing a wealth of images, recording histories & anecdotes- together with informative track credits.

This Compilation ℗ & © Warner Bros. Records Inc. & Rhino Entertainment Company - 10635 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025-4900
Remastered in 'Rhino•Phonic' "Authentic Sound"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On Jewelcase Back Insert): 0 8122-75863-24
  • Barcode (String): 081227586324
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1 Center Ring): [WEA mfg. olyphant logo] X8953 3 R2 75863-2.1 02
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2 Center Ring): [WEA mfg. olyphant logo] Y8764 3 R2 75863-2.2 01
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1 & 2): IFPI 2U7A
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1): ifpi L902
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2): ifpi L903

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swagski

swagski

May 22, 2009

Not as introverted a compilation, or 'ant-thology', as Revenant's excellent "Grow Fins Rarities" this two CD "The Dust Blows Forward" anthology from Rhino spans sixteen years of the Captain's work, from 1966 to 1982.

This is a really great 'taster' of prime Vliet, with tracks culled from most of his original album releases- with the exception of "Little Scratch" from a 1972 set that went unreleased, along with the intriguingly titled instrumental "Light Reflected Off The Oceands Of The Moon" putting in an appearance. Those who wish to 'discover' this unique musical genius at work would do well to get this box set as a 'starter kit', bearing in mind there are no representations from his "Mirror Man" album among the selections.

Defenders, like myself, of the oft criticized "Unconditionally Guaranteed" and "Bluejeans & Moonbeams" albums will be pleased with the fit of their respective tracks 6 & 7 on disc 2, sandwiched between his follow-up title track "Clear Spot" and the furiously poetic 'particular point' made by the Captain's lack of bongos on "Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top". A number that perhaps defines Beefheart's work in his own words "...Music from the other side of the fence", brilliantly backed by Zappa & The Mothers- from their album coined after Vliet's rant of "...Bongo Fury" on the aforesaid track.

Launched in the US with a now rare 'gold' promotional CD content, this silver-stock set comes complete with a glossy booklet summary of 'magic' personnel and histories, along with recording info and photos. An ideal cost-effective audio tour for the uninitiated and another captivating piece in the magical puzzle for collectors of the Don.