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Captain Beefheart: Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982)

Byron Coley, Wire, The, May 1999

ALTHOUGH IT WAS their third released album, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band arrived with 1969's sprawling Trout Mask Replica. The ability to appreciate its seemingly random, all-but-impenetrable 2-LP length seemed beyond the ken of all but the most hardcore weirdos.

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