Captain Beefheart & THe Magic Band
Sometimes between end of February and end of May 1972
Not the best sounding gig but it's rare stuff. Are there more than 4 people with this tape in their collection?
Ok, after doing some sound improvement with Wavelab the sound is not so bad at all for a 1972 gig. Details like Don's whistling or his comments can now be heard. The taper was late, the first tracks of the gig are missing. As usual in 1972 you can hear some interesting improvisation at the end of the gig.
The date and the venue are a bit of a mystery. My assumption is a date in March 1972 when the band was back home from another US tour.
Theories and facts about time and place are very welcome!
Lineage: Audience>tape (unknown gen)>WAV (Wavelab)>FLAC (level 8, Trader's Little Helper)
01. Click Clack (5:37)
02. Grow Fins (5:34)
03. Band Intro (1:48)
04. Hobo Chang Ba (3:01)
05. I'm Gonna Booglarise You Baby (5:46)
06. Don Whistling (0:26)
07. Old Black Snake (3:33)
08. Peon (3:00)
09. Abba Zaba (3:08)
10. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop (2:31)
11. Alice In Blunderland (6:19)
12. Don Whistling (0:09)
13. My Human Gets Me Blues (3:53)
14. Steal Softly Thru Snow (3:05)
15. Saxophone-Drums Improvisation (2:33)
16. Golden Birdies (2:16)
17. Spitball Scalped A Baby (1:24) cut
Total length: 54:03
Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet: vocals, sax, harmonica
Rockette Morton/Mark Boston: bass, guitar
Oréjon/Audi Hon/Roy Estrada: bass
Zoot Horn Rollo/Bill Harkleroad: guitar, slide guitar
Winged Eel Fingerling/Elliot Ingber: guitar, slide guitar
Ed Marimba/Art Tripp: drums, percussion