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Monday, 7 September 2015

She Decided To Drive Up To Observatory Crest

One of the gems hidden inside Andrew Weatherall's mix I posted last week was this Captain Beefheart song- cosmic, trippy, romantic and beautiful. Anto rates it as a hangover curer. It was on the Captain's 1974 album Bluejeans And Moonbeams which disappointed many Beefheart fans when it was released- they thought it was too commercial, too mainstream. Listen to this to ease your way into Monday morning and reflect on that for a moment. Then click play again.


George said...

It's probably the best song on a not-very-good album.

Jake Sniper said...

I think that Bluejeans and Moonbeams is under-valued as an album, yes it could be seen as very light compared to previous Beefheart outings, but my favourite Beefheart album is Safe As Milk. I personally don't see them as being that far apart.It has beautiful love songs and just because Beefheart made Trout Mask Replica why not love songs

Anonymous said...

I like Safe As Milk. It's a good one. Not that I'm a Beefheart expert. I've got TMR too and can't make head or tail of it.
Swiss Adam

The Swede said...

I agree with Jake, 'Bluejeans...' is somewhat under-valued and 'Observatory Crest' is just sublime.