Lick My Decals Off Baby Import
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Catalogue number 7 73394-2 and UPC (barcode) 018777339421 this is an American import (it has never been released on CD in the UK) on the Enigma Retro/Straight label with the following tracks: 1> Lick My Decals Off, Baby [2:38], 2> Doctor Dark [2:46], 3> I Love You, You Big Dummy [2:54], 4> Peon [2:24], 5> Bellerin' Plain [3:35], 6> Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop [2:06], 7> Japan In A Dishpan [3:00], 8> I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go [1:53], 9> Petrified Forest [1:40], 10> One Red Rose That I Mean [1:53], 11> The Buggy Boogie Woogie [2:19], 12> The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig) [2:11], 13> Space-Age Couple [2:32], 14> The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye) [2;50], 15> Flash Gordon's Ape [4:57].
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It opens up with the title track, a song that is both instantly catchy (a lot of this album could be said to be catchy) and fantastically strange. `Lick My Decals Off, Baby' is a wholehearted cry to let go of the decals - or labels - of society and embrace an unrestrained way of living and the power of sexuality. The captain sings `I wanna lick you everywhere it's pink n everywhere you think' in a low glassy voice that's just freaking lush. His lyrics on Lick are as unrestrained and humerous as ever.Read more ›
Listening to the Captain you can't do without either of the above mentioned though. Trout Mask Replica (recorded and produced by Frank Zappa) was revolutionary in its day, but Lick My Decals Off Baby is more concrete and rhythmically together (though highly exceptional). Nothing like this has been done prior to or since its release in 1970 - not even by the Magic Band. There's no point in (and not enough space for) trying to describe the album track by track since you won't be able to get even a slight comprehension of what it's all about without having listened through it all at least ONCE. Having listened through the album close to 50 times now, it's quite obvious that this band has been strictly led - musically more so than for the Trout Mask album (and yes - I am familiar with the circumstances of rehearsal and recording for that album).
Lick My Decals Off Baby contains genius ideas rhythmically, melodically and harmonically. There are three instrumental tracks, two of which are performed on only guitar. The famous "stereo-guitars" on this album are used together in ways that two guitars hadn't much played together before - basically all instruments play seemingly "odd" parts considering what they're "supposed" to do (or at least what they were supposed to do 35 years ago), allowing a result of a very individual groove - unlike anything you've heard by a band without Magic. The album also contains a great amount of marimba, which gives the sound a fresh flavour and, at dominating levels, a great kick.Read more ›
yet this classic hasn't been available for years.
Similar in style to TMR, "Lick" is much better produced, the main difference is that TMR's twin guitar sound is changed into a
guitar/marimba interplay that's truly amazing, courtesy of
Bill Harkleroad and Art Tripp III. The performances, compositions
and lyrics are top-notch all over - the Captain's peculiar
humor shining through ever so often.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
what can you say about the greatest musician on earth at the peak of his powerPublished 24 days ago by bbb
A fantastic follow on from the 1969 masterpiece Trout Mask Replica and following in a similar style but fewer songs than the previous album and more room for the compositions , a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Geraint Edwards
I have waited a small eternity for this to be available on CD, now that my vinyl copy has been shaved thin and the grooves polished to oblivion!!
As for the price.... Read more
I've been waiting years for this to be released.
One of the beefier albums. I love it. Not for the feint hearted
love beefheart but this isnt an easy album to get into.some of the musicianship very intricate ie. peon in particular and love the free form sax on flash gordons ape. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mr Michael Tolley
What can I say.....ALL WAYS BEEN A BIG FAN.. BRILL........ not for everyone !Published 10 months ago by peter mcnee