Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Various - Fast 'n' Bulbous: A Tribute To Captain Beefheart (1988)
This long-out-of-print, rarely seen album from the early days of compact discs is possibly one of the best tribute albums ever. Well at least it's one of my favorites! A couple famous bands, some not-so-famous, a few dimly remembered 80's bands and some you never even heard of. Maybe one or two of these groups were formed just for this release it's hard to tell the packaging is skimpy with no liner notes at all. Whatever. Whether these bands are trying to emulate Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band or whether they're trying to own the material, every track is a success. Every track smokes. Shreds. Rocks. You know what I mean. This is a very enjoyable album and I don't think you need to be a hard-core Beefheart fan to get into it.

1. Zig Zag Wanderer - The Dog Faced Hermanns
2. Ella Guru - XTC
3. Clear Spot - The Scientists
4. Ice Cream For Crow - The Membranes
5. Long Necked Bottles - The King Of Luxembourg
6. Sun Zoom Spark - The Beat Poets
7. Hot Head - That Petrol Emotion
8. China Pig - The Primevals
9. Electricity - Sonic Youth
10. Harry Irene - Good And Gone
11. Frying Pan - The Screaming Dizbusters
12. Big Eyed Beans From Venus - The Mock Turtles
13. Gimme That Harp Boy - The Beat Poets
14. Crazy Little Thing - The Primevals


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Blogger Barmaleyy said...

Amazing Post! Thanks GarColga!

6:50 AM, October 24, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

You're welcome Barm!

4:08 PM, October 24, 2009  
Anonymous LB said...

Still loving this blog. Thank you for your efforts.

6:16 PM, October 24, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

LB this blog loves you! Thanks for the comment, they are few and far between nowadays!

7:15 PM, October 24, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello GarColga good morning, I'm Emilio, have you downloaded something from the blog that you recommended? and if so what do you think of the Spanish progressive?. Regards, Emilio

3:22 AM, October 25, 2009  
Blogger Neroon001 said...

I am not familar with any of these bands ,but I have always enjoyed the Captains music so I am looking forward to hearing this.Thank you very much for sharing this album !

5:08 PM, December 10, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Neroon001 - thanks for taking a moment to leave a comment!

5:59 PM, December 10, 2009  

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