If you're a magic band fan,with or without The Captain, you'll love this.Don't let the "it isn't the same without Beefheart" scoffers put you off. Of course it isn't exactly the same, but it's the closest you're gonna get, and it isn't a tribute band - these are the guys (well 4 of them at least). The band did better over here in the u.k. than in the states when they re-formed and have recently toured here again following various management/record company problems. The selection covers the whole Beefheart period, pretty much, and the musicianship is great, as you'd expect. Drumbo handles the vocals really well. He told me himself at a gig that he was really pleased with this recording, so that'll do fer me. Dites non plus, mes amies.