December 23rd | Posted by: NMJ
‘Trout Mask Replica’ Part 2.
‘Trout Mask Replica’ was Captain Beefheart, for the first time, managing to create a musical space in which he could breathe - and express himself - completely naturally (see ABON 0131).
Maybe ‘Trout Mask’ turned out to be such an unusual and fascinating record because the subject matter - what was inside the Captain waiting to get out - was so unusual and fascinating.
But I have a slightly different view. I think a record that manages to express accurately and precisely what really is inside ANYONE would turn out to be unusual and fascinating. The problem is that getting it out - really getting it out, warts and all, in some kind of pure state – is rare because it’s such a difficult business.