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Getting Closer To The Captain: Clear Spot

Lester Bangs, Creem, January 1973

"AND THAT PANTALOONED DUCK / white goose neck / quacked, 'Webcor, Webcor.'" Those are the last lines on Clear Spot, from a song called 'Golden Birdies'. Not exactly 'I Can See Clearly Now', I know, but if you find it hard to make sense out of lyrics like that, or feel that you must, rest easy. Captain Beefheart has come out of the haze.

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