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Record Details

Artists: Captain Beefheart / The Magic Band
Title: Trout Mask Replica
Format: 12"
Label: Straight / Straight
Cat No: STS 1053 / 2 STS 1053
Released: Nov 1969
Genres: DialogueField RecordingAvantgardeElectric BluesPsychedelic RockExperimentalSpoken Word
Status Have
Added To List 28th March 2021
Disc 1 | 12"
No Notes 
A Matrix:
2 STS 1053 A  
B Matrix:
2 STS 1053 B  
Disc 2 | 12"
No Notes 
A Matrix:
2 STS 1053 C  
B Matrix:
2 STS 1053 D  

Additional Information

Comments 1st UK issue.
Manufactured & distributed in UK by CBS.
All tracks; Cop. Con.
Album catalog on sleeve does not have the "2" prefix.

No lyric sheet insert is included (which appeared only in early US releases). Both liners punch-hole & poly-lined with "R.S. 9.69" cyan print ref. Discs are not auto-coupled, like US issue.

"The Blimp" is listed on the vinyl as "The Blimb".
(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' box set).
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