Apr 172012

…and keep your eye to the skyline.

Lycanthrope's Pig (Don Van Vliet, 1984)

The mighty Barfko-Swill corporation, which mostly releases old Zappa stuff, has just released the original version of Captain Beefheart’s Bat Chain Puller, long resident in Litigation Hell.  Most music that I buy these days is in digital form—and mostly contemporary—but I’m glad I made an exception for this.  Sleevenotes by John French and Denny Walley, both scarred veterans of this incarnation of the Magic Band, are funny-sad and shed semi-affectionate light on the old monster.  And genius, inconveniently enough.

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