Blue Jeans & Moonbeams Import
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That the band of this era is known as 'The Tragic Band' is wholly groundless and unfair. The playing and feel are flawless throughout. If this had been the sole release of some other artist it would be judged entirely differently. Looked at/listened to in its own right the album stands up well. The sublime Observatory Crest alone makes it worth the price of purchase, with it's simple romantic lyrics and subtle evocative guitar arrangement. Pompadour Swamp and Blue Jeans And Moonbeams are also beautiful in their gentle delicacy.
He even returns to his blues roots in that he does a cover: J. J. Cale's Same Old Blues is given a straight ahead and unpretentious airing, and it's very nice tune too. Party Of Special Things To Do and Rock And Roll's Evil Doll are rootsier/funkier than most other Beef, in a lightly poppy way. And Twist Ah Luck is like a bluesy rock stomp that you can imagine a '70's country rock band doing. The Eagles could've recorded this (albeit with a very different treatment of the vocals)!
Captain's Holiday is just that. Time out for the Cap'n. All he does is play harmonica, and the tune is neither composed by him (rather for him), or, to my ears, chosen by him (I believe he may, as a blues buff, have chosen the Cale song himself). It sounds like he was asked to put this on the album, and acceded, and it is the weakest track, a real oddity in his output.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I totally love this album. It may not be as...challenging as most of his other work but it has a beauty and an atmosphere that is rare and precious.Published 5 months ago by t glynn
Don't take no notice of the negative reviews and all that rubbish about the tragic band it's still a good album by the captainPublished 9 months ago by Stephen D. Fairchild
The Captain hated this album apparently, but then Don was a hard man to please even himself. It's not a classic Beafheart album, but then what is considered to be really? Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr S T Jacques
Simply put, this album was produced far more elegantly than the others, maybe not the greatest songs but they were and are of their time. Read morePublished 18 months ago by The death bell tolls...