Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band   Ice Cream for Crow
3.9
excellent
Ranking: #39 for 1982

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0.0 EasterInTheBatcave | August 13th 16

Beefheart's final record, and at this point he just sounds over it ("81 Poop Hatch," an a capella recitation in which he sounds like he can't wait to get out of the vocal booth). Indeed, he hardly sings here; most of these compositions are choppy, jangling musical sections with Beefheart merely narrating on top. Perhaps this is due to his embodying the melancholic lyrical vibe-- supposedly this is a record, at least partially, about mankind destroying the environment (if so, that illuminates the record title). Whatever the reason, it results in a decidedly less engaging work than his best. The lyrics are still great, though, and sections of the music ("Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian," "The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole," the instrumental "Evening Bell") are excellent.

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4.0 excellentmenawati | October 28th 12

and longhorns sawed the buggy grass and a cowboy blew a harp sitting on his chapped ass

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4.0 excellentStonesDoorsSabbath | November 7th 18

A fitting tombstone to Captain Beefheart's career, but it's main fault is the lack of actual singing from The Captain, who
was in the early stages of MS. Some of the songs on here are cobbled together from old riffs or poems dating back to even
the Trout Mask Replica album: Ice Cream for Crow, Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian, Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat,
The Witch Doctor Life, The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole

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