Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Tivolis Koncertsal, Tivoli Gardens
October 31, 1975
One of the best Beefheart gigs for your pleasure.
Lineage: AUD>Tape (unknown low gen)>WAV (using Wavelab)>FLAC (Level 8/using FLAC Frontend)
Sound improvement: lots of pops on the tape deleted by hand using Wavelab
01-Moonlight On Vermont (3:49)
02-Abba Zaba (3:32)
03-Orange Claw Hammer (4:11)
04-Dali's Car (1:24)
05-When It Blows Its Stacks (3:50)
06-My Human Gets Me Blues (2:26)
07-Band Intro (1:07)
08-Alice In Blunderland (4:37)
09-Natchez Burning (7:04)
10-Beatle Bones 'n' Smokin' Stones (4:16)
12-Drumbo's Tapdance (4:13)
13-Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead (3:10)
15-Golden Birdies (1:41)
16-Quack Quack Quack (0:37)
16-Big Eyed Beans From Venus (5:01)
Total length: 1:00:56
Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet: vocals, saxophone, harmonica
Drumbo/John French: drums, percussion, guitar (on: Dali's Car)
Bruce 'Fossil' Fowler: air-bass, trombone
Winged Eel Fingerling/Elliot Ingber: guitar, slide guitar
Feeler's Reedo/Walla Walla/Denny Walley: guitar, slide guitar
Dave Lynch: Despite intermittent microphone problems and poor mixing which results on the trombone hardly being heard, this is a great show - Don's voice is at the strongest I've heard.
Dave Lynch: Formerly available on the Radar Station. A forgotten Magic Band formed from the ashes of Zappa's 'Bongo Fury' lineup. Denny Walley on scorching slide guitar, Bruce Fowler on 'Air Bass' (trombone- the 'Golden Birdies' from this tour must be heard), DRUMBO!, fun improvisation, a fantastic take on 'Natchez Burning', and Don's voice in true PA-blowing form.
Michael R. Godwin: Just listened to 'Natchez Burning' from Copenhagen. What's going on there? It really sounds as if Don is being given the bird, especially when he grumbles about the vocal level (which is already way up). Can anyone elucidate?
Graham Johnston: This show is simply astonishing, demonstrating the full raw power of the live Magic Band at its very best on a Halloween night, with the Captain seemingly intent on ripping out his vocal cords. Take a deep breath and dive in ...