All the Magic Band’s original studio albums, listed in order of recording date.
The Legendary A&M Sessions
Five heavy psychedelic r&b tunes from the Magic Band’s early days.
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Safe As Milk
The first album of snappy psychedelia featuring Ry Cooder.
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Four long, lumbering and glorious tunes from the Plain Brown Wrapper sessions
Recorded: 1967 / 8
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The legendary ‘sabotaged’ psychedelic album.
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Trout Mask Replica
Epic, visionary and unique – Beefheart’s yardstick.
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Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Arguably the Magic Band’s finest moment.
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The Spotlight Kid
A slower, sparser approach to the blues.
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Glorious collection of tight, punchy and pleasing Beefheartisms. The perfect introduction to his universe.
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Beefheart goes commercial? No, not really.
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Bluejeans & Moonbeams
Surprisingly tepid album with only a couple of real gems.
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Bat Chain Puller
Legendary “lost” album signalling Don’s return to full musical and lyrical form.
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Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Hilarious, thrilling and deeply unusual, it’s tip-top classic Beefheart.
Recorded: 1976 / 8
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Doc At the Radar Station
Where Howling Wolf meets John Lydon? Or just the Magic Band at its most abrasive?
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Ice Cream For Crow
Beefheart’s compellingly bleak adieu to the music business.
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