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Live 'n' Rare


Download links and information about Live 'n' Rare by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 26 tracks with total duration of 01:34:37 minutes.

Artist: Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Release date: 2005
Genre: Blues, Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 26
Duration: 01:34:37
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No. Title Length
1. Abba Zabba (London 1974) 3:16
2. Ashtray Heart (Manchester 1980) 3:25
3. Bass Solo (Manchester 1980) 3:05
4. Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones (Portsmouth 1975) 4:06
5. Big Eyed Beans from Venus (Manchester 1980) 4:39
6. Old Black Snake (Bickershaw 1972) 3:53
7. Crazy Little Thing (London 1974) 3:45
8. Dirty Blue Gene (Manchester 1980) 3:51
9. Electricity (Leicester 1973) 7:03
10. Flavor Bud Living (Manchester 1980) 1:24
11. Gimme Dat Harp Boy (Knebworth 1975) 4:41
12. Golden Birdies (Manchester 1980) 2:20
13. Grows Fins (Bickershaw 1972) 5:01
14. Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles (Manchester 1980) 3:31
15. Hot Head (Manchester 1980) 3:37
16. My Human Gets Me Blues (Manchester 1980) 3:50
17. Nowadays a Woman's Gotta Hit a Man (Manchester 1980) 3:44
18. One Man Sentence (Manchester 1980) 0:55
19. One Red Rose That I Mean (Manchester 1980) 2:08
20. Orange Claw Hammer (Knebworth 1975) 3:55
21. Safe As Milk (Manchester 1980) 3:54
22. Sheriff of Hong Kong (Manchester 1980) 2:43
23. Suction Print (Manchester 1980) 6:02
24. Sugar 'N' Spikes (Manchester 1980) 2:41
25. Abba Zabba (Bickershaw 1972) 2:58
26. Click Clack (Bickershaw 1972) 4:10



A boon for collectors, Live 'n' Rare is a sumptuous two-CD set that is true to its title, rounding up various live performances recorded between 1972 and 1980. All 26 of the tracks are drawn from British gigs, including Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band's headlining appearances at the Bickershaw and Knebworth festivals in 1972 and 1975, respectively. Falling between those two red-letter dates are tracks recorded at shows in Leicester in 1973 and London the following year, with the bulk, however, drawn from a concert in Manchester in 1980. Needless to say, then, this set features various lineups of the Magic Band, although the album gives no information on them, or anything else for that matter. Regardless, the hardcore Heartheads can reel off such details in their sleep, and that's precisely who this set is aimed at. Although the recording quality is patchy and the sound often weedy, it's still mostly adequate enough to keep fans happy, although some may be a bit disgruntled by the hissing issuing throughout the Knebworth recordings. Bouncing back and forth through the years, careening from "Bass Solo," which indeed is exactly that, to the brief but pretty picked guitar solo that is "Flavor Bud Living" and the skittering "My Human Gets Me Blues," there are enough eccentric numbers here to keep fans fascinated. For those just digging into the Beefheart world, however, this is no place to start, nor is it a good investment for the casual fan familiar with little beyond Trout Mask Replica. But for the full-on Beefeater, it's a delectable dish to be much enjoyed.