21 aprile 2012

Nel florilegio di iniziative collegate al Records Store Day - quest'anno alla sua quinta edizione - c'è anche la pubblicazione, in vinile e in tiratura ovviamente limitata, di un doppio singolo di Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band relativo all'epoca delle 'leggendarie' sedute di registrazione per la A&M Records nel 1966, già oggetto di attenzione in precedenti edizioni. A questa provvede oggi Sundazed, recuperando i master mono originali: Diddy Wah Diddy, Who Do You Think You’re Fooling, MoonchildFrying Pan.

Upon signing with A&M Records, Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band debuted loudly, recording two singles in 1966, cementing their image as Sunset Strip “blues fiends” and paving the way for what was to become one of the most original careers in rock history. The band’s cover of Bo Diddley’s “Diddy Wah Diddy” garnered significant regional attention and considerable radio play courtesy of the Captain’s unreal howl & Jerry Handley’s deep, thundering bass sound, while the driving delta tributes “Who Do You Think You’re Fooling” and “Frying Pan” sharply displayed the Captain’s early songwriting prowess. While the Magic Band’s musical course were soon to evolve in drastic & original ways, it’s these early sides that depict a developed blues foundation and a signature tightness that was threaded through all Magic Bands to come. Sundazed now proudly presents these legendary recordings in double 7” 45rpm gatefold edition, all sides cut from the original A&M mono masters.