The Dust Blows Forward (An Anthology)

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Barnes & Noble - Steph Paynes
Spin this double disc and you'll see the confines of your mind expanding, becoming 3D, exploding with multifarious sur-realities and spiraling into the "neon meate dream of an octafish." If this sounds like fun to you, then Captain Beefheart is your man and this compact yet satisfying anthology is the perfect place to start your trip. Sculling for the tastiest catch in the kaleidoscopic ocean of a career, THE DUST BLOWS FORWARD serves up samples from every chapter of the Captain's log, including his gritty Delta blues beginnings, the deep Dadaist waters of TROUT MASK REPLICA, his tilted R&B phase, live bongo furies with pal Frank Zappa, and his triumphant return to ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steph Paynes
Spin this double disc and you'll see the confines of your mind expanding, becoming 3D, exploding with multifarious sur-realities and spiraling into the "neon meate dream of an octafish." If this sounds like fun to you, then Captain Beefheart is your man and this compact yet satisfying anthology is the perfect place to start your trip. Sculling for the tastiest catch in the kaleidoscopic ocean of a career, THE DUST BLOWS FORWARD serves up samples from every chapter of the Captain's log, including his gritty Delta blues beginnings, the deep Dadaist waters of TROUT MASK REPLICA, his tilted R&B phase, live bongo furies with pal Frank Zappa, and his triumphant return to the open seas of painterly, free-form excursions into the "tropical hot dog night." This collection serves up a chef's choice of some of the most inventive rock music ever composed and performed. Pick through the catch and decide which side of the Beef you like best.
All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Leaving alone the obvious condition that Captain Beefheart's numerous experimental albums aren't as prime for a best-of treatment as the discographies of most artists are, this is a pretty good overview of career highlights. The two CDs span his 1966 "Diddy Wah Diddy" single to his final album 1982's Ice Cream for Crow, each disc weighing in at about 75 minutes. With so much material to draw from not even counting that mammoth five-CD box set of unreleased stuff, there will be inevitable disagreements among fans as to which songs were selected; there are seven from Clear Spot, for instance, but only two from Safe as Milk. Every period is sampled, however, and his weakest albums Unconditionally Guaranteed and Bluejeans & Moonbeams are judiciously represented by just one cut each. A few rarities do crop up, including a quite good and bluesy previously unreleased Clear Spot outtake "Little Scratch", "Hard Workin' Man" from the soundtrack to Blue Collar, and the 1982 instrumental B-side "Light Reflected off the Oceands [sic] of the Moon." There are also little detours from Beefheart's albums for two tracks from 1966 singles and two collaborations with Frank Zappa from Zappa's Bongo Fury. It's not for the collector, but it's a decent package for someone who wants to get familiar with the Captain or doesn't need more than a few of his regular albums. Comprehensive notes in a 60-page booklet offer a good straightforward cruise through his oft-confusing history and shifting Magic Band personnel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/1999
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227586324
  • Catalog Number: 75863

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Diddy Wah Diddy - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  2. 2 Frying Pan - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  3. 3 Electricity - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  4. 4 ABBA Zaba - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  5. 5 Beatle Bones 'N Smokin' Stones - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  6. 6 Safe as Milk - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  7. 7 Moonlight on Vermont - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  8. 8 Ella Guru - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  9. 9 Old Fart at Play - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  10. 10 Sugar 'N' Spikes - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  11. 11 Orange Claw Hammer - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  12. 12 My Human Gets Me Blues - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  13. 13 China Pig - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  14. 14 Lick My Decals off, Baby - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  15. 15 Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  16. 16 I Wanna Find a Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have to Go - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  17. 17 The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig) - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  18. 18 I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  19. 19 Click Clack - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  20. 20 Grow Fins - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  21. 21 When It Blows Its Stacks - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  22. 22 Little Scratch - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  23. 23 Big Eyed Beans from Venus - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  24. 24 Golden Birdies - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
Disc 2
  1. 1 Nowadays a Woman's Gotta Hit a Man - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  2. 2 Low Yo Yo Stuff - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  3. 3 Too Much Time - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  4. 4 My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  5. 5 Clear Spot - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  6. 6 Upon the My-O-My - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  7. 7 Party of Special Things to Do - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  8. 8 Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top - Frank Zappa & the Mothers
  9. 9 Debra Kadabra - Frank Zappa & the Mothers
  10. 10 Hard Workin' Man - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  11. 11 Bat Chain Puller - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  12. 12 The Floppy Boot Stomp - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  13. 13 Tropical Hot Dog Night - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  14. 14 Owed T'Alex - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  15. 15 Hot Head - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  16. 16 Ashtray Heart - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  17. 17 Sue Egypt - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  18. 18 Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  19. 19 Ice Cream for Crow - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  20. 20 The Past Sure Is Tense - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
  21. 21 Light Reflected off the Oceans of the Moon - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Captain Beefheart Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Ry Cooder Bass, Guitar
George Duke Keyboards, Vocals
Bruce Fowler Bass, Trombone
Jesse Ed Davis Guitar
Jimmy Caravan Keyboards
David Gates Harpsichord
Jim Keltner Drums
Gary Lucas Guitar
Tom Fowler Bass
Paul Blakeley Drums
Mark Boston Bass, Guitar
Terry Bozzio Drums
Napoleon Murphy Brock Saxophone, Vocals
Tim Drummond Bass
Roy Estrada Bass
Frank Zappa Guitar, Vocals, Voices, Track Performer
Eric Drew Feldman Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
John French Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Mark Gibbons Keyboards
Ty Grimes Percussion
Jerry Handley Bass
Bill Harkleroad Guitar
Ira Ingber Bass
Mark Marcellino Bass
Cliff Martinez Percussion, Drums
Gene Pello Drums
Richard Redus Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar
Del Simmons Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Dean Smith Guitar
Michael Smotherman Keyboards
Richard Snyder Bass
Stan Szelest Piano
Jeff Moris Tepper Guitar
Russ Titelman Guitar
Art Tripp Percussion, Piano, Drums, Marimbas
Don Van Vliet Harmonica, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals, Human Whistle
Denny Walley Guitar, Vocals
Robert Williams Percussion, Drums
Gary Marker Bass
Jeff Cotton Guitar, Horn
Alex Snouffer Guitar, Drums
Samuel J. Hoffman Theremin
Technical Credits
Pete Johnson Producer
David Gates Producer
James Austin Compilation Assistant
Captain Beefheart Producer
Michael Braunstein Engineer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Jim Callon Engineer
Hank Cicalo Engineer
Andy Dimartino Producer
Frank Zappa Producer
Mitch Gibson Engineer
John Guess Engineer
David Hassinger Engineer
Bill Inglot Engineer, Remastering
Jerry Jumonville Horn Arrangements
Glen Kolotkin Engineer
Kelly Kotera Engineer
Bob Krasnow Producer
Dick Kunc Engineer
Greg Ladanyi Engineer
Donn Landee Engineer
Bill Lazerus Engineer
David McLees Executive Producer
Kerry McNabb Engineer
Davey Moire Engineer
Jeffrey Norman Engineer
Richard Perry Producer
Tom Perry Remixing
Gary Peterson Annotation
Phil (Boogie) Schier Producer, Engineer
Mike "Clay" Stone Engineer
Ted Templeman Producer, Horn Arrangements
Don Van Vliet Arranger, Composer, Producer, Prop Design
Barry Alfonso Compilation Assistant
Sonny Burke Producer
Tom Recchion Art Direction
Gene Shiveley Engineer
Andrew Garver Remastering
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Phill Brown Engineer
Frank Huback Engineer
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