Woe-is-a-me-bop, om-drop-a-re-bop-om, everybody's doin' it. It's a shame that such an important collection of music is nowhere to be found, even for those who are interested in Beefheart's strange brand of music. Well, now you may think I'm crazy, but I want you to lick my decals off, baby. In a case of Keep Circulating the Tapes old LP's, CD's and bootlegs have been sold and re-sold by fans until, finally, in the album was made available again, albeit as part of the box set "Sun Zoom Spark", which also forces fans to rebuy "The Spotlight Kid" and "Clear Spot" again if they already owned that one. The new magic band was not up to snuff and Beefheart regrouped for a couple of years before releasing three more albums that returned to his avant-garde roots, but by the s, had given up music all together to concentrate on his painting and poetry.
He defined avant garde rock and people wonder at the surreal lyrics and complex musical rhythms and playing.
The album is also known for a surreal Le Film Artistique promotional video which didn't get much airplay, but is nowadays put on display in the Museum of Modern Art. Newer Post Older Post Home. Get Known if you don't have an account. The most notable sound other than the vocals is the use of the marimba, which seems to back up every note played. The new magic band was not up to snuff and Beefheart regrouped for a couple of years before releasing three more albums that returned to his avant-garde roots, but by the s, had given up music all together to concentrate on his painting and poetry. The strange things is that, although the album was a critical success, and there is a lot of interest in Beefheart these days, it had rarely been available on CD. Finally he realized that they were playing that way on purpose -- that the beat was so complex that it only seemed amateurish.