May 18, 2022 Playlist

"Clear Spot" by Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band (1972)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band "Clear Spot"  1972 (USA)
I've got a stack of vinyl albums from 50 years ago lined up for our "50th anniversary of 1972" special coming up next month, so we'll be having a bunch of classic albums from that great year for music. Captain Beefheart released two classic albums that year, which were probably as close as this terminally weird artist ever got to something like mainstream "classic rock" music. All the previous Beefheart albums (except for parts of the bluesy garage rock debut album) were very far-out, psychedelic, surrealistic, and artsy. The Spotlight Kid (1972) had a lot of relatively funky stuff on it, and Clear Spot even includes a Motown-style ballad. And for fans of the deep weirdness that only the Magic Band could bring, this album also has one of the group's all-time anthems of strangeness, "Big Eyed Beans From Venus". But success was not to be, as the subsequent couple CB albums were the ones fans refer to as the "Tragic Band" albums (hack studio musicians playing boring music because the rest of the orignial group refused to work with the Captain anymore). He made a comeback at the end of the 70's and his last three albums were solid weird indie rock-type albums (maybe even a little punk).
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
TelevisionVenusMarquee Moon1977USA
Mission Of BurmaPeking SpringMission Of Burma (compilation of early recordings)rec. 1979, rel. 1988USA
Meat PuppetsSamForbidden Places1991USA
Royal TruxStevie (For Stephen S.)Accelerator1998USA
Von LMOAtomic SoundRed Resistor1996USA
black midi Welcome To HellHellfire (N - forthcoming album)2022 (Rough Trade)UK
The Black Keys Didn't I Love YouDropout Boogie (N)
2022 (Nonesuch)USA
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Lava Lamp PiscoNight Gnomes (N)2022 (What Reality?)Australia
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Evilest ManOmnium Gatherum (N)2022 (Flightless/ATO)Australia
Kurt Vile Palace Of OKV In Reverse(watch my moves) (N)
2022 (Verve)USA
Matmos Flight To Sodom / Lot Do SaloRegards​/​Ukłony dla Bogusław Schaeffer (N - forthcoming album)2022 (Thrill Jockey)USA
Haru Nemuri Zenbu Anta No Sei (Civilian)
("It's All Your Fault")
single (N)
2022 (TO3S)Japan
Captain Beefheart & The Magic BandLow Yo Yo StuffClear Spot
Captain Beefheart & The Magic BandSun Zoom SparkClear Spot
Captain Beefheart & The Magic BandBig Eyed Beans From VenusClear Spot
Captain Beefheart & The Magic BandClick-ClackSpotlight Kid1972USA
Frank Zappa & The Mothers with Captain BeefheartAdvance Romance
   / The Man With The Woman Head (live)
Bongo Fury1975USA
Tom WaitsIntroduction / Emotional Weather Report (live in the studio) Nighthawks At The Diner1975USA
The Edgar Broughton BandCall Me A Liar (live on the radio) Demons At The Beeb (compilation)rec. 1972, rel. 2000UK
The FallHip Priest Hex Enduction Hour1982UK
Pere UbuLaughing The Modern Dance1978USA
Sonic Youth Basement ContenderIn/Out/In (N)
rec. 2000-2008 (2022 Three Lobed)USA
Jazz Sabbath N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)Vol. 2 (N)2022 (Blacklake)UK
Black Country, New Road The Place Where He Inserted The KnifeAnts From Up There (N)2022 (Ninja Tune)UK
Can Sieben (live)
Live In Brighton 1975 (N)rec. 1975 (2021 Mute)Germany
The Erotic Adventures Of The Static ChickenThe BurnerTrack provided by artist: they will be performing at "WORTSTOCK" in Madison on May 22, 20222020'sUSA

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