[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Unconditionally Guaranteed[/alert_box] The decks were stacked The wind blew low, the wind blew high The stakes were low, the stakes were high Upon the My-O-My Hands low, hands high, Ho-ho-ho, hi-hi-hi Hands low, hands high Upon the My-O-My How was I to know she was so shy? Upon the My-O-My Across the light, across the night You can hear the Captain’s cry Hands low, hands high Upon the My-O-My Got to make her roll, got to make her fly Upon the My-O-My Now tell me, good Captain, How does it feel To be driven away from your own steering wheel UponRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Unconditionally Guaranteed[/alert_box] Here we go again, baby On the New Electric Ride Twisting and turning Over on our side Here we go around the curve Ya, we really going to swerve Oh, I could barely hold my pride I could barely hold my pride Rappin’ so hard I’m holding my side With you right by my side With my baby right by my side When the machine-guitar stars to playing We’re watching the shooting stars We’re under love’s blue sky On the New Electric Ride Think of all the love we’ve been missing Then we start to kissing and kissing IRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]This review was written by ‘S.P.’ and appeared in the 6th April 1974 edition of Sounds[/alert_box] PECULIAR CHAP, Captain Beefheart. Ever since the full-frontal attack of “Trout Mask Replica” – still my favourite of all his works, whatever he says – he seems to have been moving towards what we professional euphemists tend to refer to as a ‘more accessible’ kind of music. In other words, – he’s been coming in from the unique, arresting stance he’d struck on “Trout Mask” to a position closer to the mainstreams of rock. That does not imply criticism. for with albums like “Lick My Decals Off. Baby”,Read More →

1974 US Original on Mercury SRM-1-709 White Label Promo has PROMOTIONAL COPY NOTE FOR SALE on label – inner sleeve advertises other PHONOGRAM INC. releases – cover normal. 1974 US Original on Mercury SRM-1-709 1974 UK Original on Virgin V2015 ‘Two virgins’ label. 1974 Dutch (Ariola Euro Pressing) on Virgin 87 840 IT Black/white ‘two virgins’ label. 1974 Swedish release on Virgin V2015 Black/white ‘two virgins’ label – cover has SIB truck TUMBA logo. 1974(?) New Zealand release on Mercury 6338 501 marketed by Phonogram Front cover the same, back is all monochrome – has (P) PHONOGRAM, INC. Marketed in New Zealand by Phonogram Ltd.Read More →

Recording details: Date – spring 1974 Studio – Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles Producer – Andy DiMartino Engineer – John Guess, Jim Callon Musicians: Don Van Vliet – vocals, harmonica Bill Harkleroad – guitar Alex St Clair Snouffer – guitar Mark Boston – bass Art Tripp – drums Mark Marcellino – keyboards Andy DiMartino – guitar Del Simmons – sax, flute Track list Upon The My O My Sugar Bowl New Electric Ride Magic Be Happy Love Song Full Moon Hot Sun I Got Love On My Mind This is the Day Lazy Music Peaches Album overview from Graham Johnston This album isn’t one that IRead More →