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Captain Beefheart: Lick My Decals Off, Baby

Ed Ward, Rolling Stone, 10 December 1970

WHEN I FIRST heard Trout Mask Replica, I about puked. What is this shit, I thought. People I met talked about it in glowing terms – not just anybody, mind you, but people I genuinely respected when it came to their musical tastes. Well, I figured, everybody has their own little watchimacallits.

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