Doc at the Radar Station

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Generally acclaimed as the strongest album of his comeback, and by some as his best since Trout Mask Replica, Doc at the Radar Station had a tough, lean sound owing partly to the virtuosic new version of the Magic Band featuring future Pixies sideman Eric Drew Feldman, New York downtown-scene guitarist Gary Lucas, and a returning John "Drumbo" French, among others and partly to the clear, stripped-down production, which augmented the Captain's basic dual-guitar interplay and jumpy rhythms with extra percussion instruments and touches of Shiny Beast's synths and trombones. Many of the songs on Doc either reworked or fully developed unused material composed around the time of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Generally acclaimed as the strongest album of his comeback, and by some as his best since Trout Mask Replica, Doc at the Radar Station had a tough, lean sound owing partly to the virtuosic new version of the Magic Band featuring future Pixies sideman Eric Drew Feldman, New York downtown-scene guitarist Gary Lucas, and a returning John "Drumbo" French, among others and partly to the clear, stripped-down production, which augmented the Captain's basic dual-guitar interplay and jumpy rhythms with extra percussion instruments and touches of Shiny Beast's synths and trombones. Many of the songs on Doc either reworked or fully developed unused material composed around the time of the creatively fertile Trout Mask sessions, which adds to the spirited performances. Even if the Captain's voice isn't quite what it once was, Doc at the Radar Station is an excellent, focused consolidation of Beefheart's past and then-present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2006
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • UPC: 094636551326
  • Catalog Number: 65513
  • Sales rank: 43,827

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hot Head - Captain Beefheart (3:22)
  2. 2 Ashtray Heart - Captain Beefheart (3:26)
  3. 3 A Carrot Is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond - Captain Beefheart (1:38)
  4. 4 Run Paint Run Run - Captain Beefheart (3:39)
  5. 5 Sue Egypt - Captain Beefheart (2:57)
  6. 6 Brickbats - Captain Beefheart (2:43)
  7. 7 Dirty Blue Gene - Captain Beefheart (3:51)
  8. 8 Best Batch Yet - Captain Beefheart (5:01)
  9. 9 Telephone - Captain Beefheart (1:31)
  10. 10 Flavor Bud Living - Captain Beefheart (1:00)
  11. 11 Sheriff of Hong Kong - Captain Beefheart (6:33)
  12. 12 Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee - Captain Beefheart (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band Primary Artist, Track Performer
Captain Beefheart Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Gary Lewis Guitar
Bruce Fowler Trombone
Gary Lucas Guitar, French Horn
Drumbo Bass, Guitar, Drums, Marimbas, Slide Guitar
Eric Drew Feldman Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Piano (Grand)
John French Bass, Guitar, Drums, Marimbas
Jeff Moris Tepper Guitar, Slide Guitar
Don Van Vliet Harmonica, Bass Clarinet, Gong, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals, Chinese Gong
Robert Williams Drums
Technical Credits
Eric Drew Feldman Contributor
Mitch Gibson Contributor
Glen Kolotkin Engineer
Don Van Vliet Arranger, Composer, Producer, Illustrations, Paintings, Drawing
Stan Kalina Mastering
Michael Hollyfield Art Direction
Mike Barnes Liner Notes
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