Thursday, December 20, 2007

58.Captain Beefheart - This Is The Day (Unconditionally Guaranteed, 1974)

Not the best for the Beefheartmaniac! This is a different, more commercial Beefheart than on his earlier records.While it focuses mainly on standard blues-rock than the more eccentric work the Captain is known for, it nonetheless has some good rock songs on offer.People tend to give this a hard time, but it is actually a wonderful showcase for the more tender side of Beefheart. Some of the songs are just very beautiful and the band plays with delicacy and feeling. "This Is The Day"is highlight that show his more sensitive side.

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