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Musical Rash of Capt. Beefheart

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 27 January 1978

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S songs aren't exactly the sort to replace 'You Light Up My Life' in America's heart. The jagged, jerky music of such numbers as 'Lick My Decals Off, Baby' and 'Dachau Blues' would pose a hazard to careless dancers. Lyrics like "Breathe life into the dead dinosaurs/Let the past demons rear up 'n' belch fire in the air of now" are off the beaten path, to say the least.

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