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Captain Beefheart

Bat Chain Puller CD

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Recorded in 1976, “Bat Chain Puller” was initially slated for release on Frank Zappa & Herb Cohen’s label DiscReet Records. Frank and Herb’s relationship fell on hard times and subsequently ended during 1976 with lawsuits that held up the master tapes for BCP in Zappa’s Vault for roughly 35 years. The Zappa Family Trust finally released the original album in 2012. Although most of the compositions found their way onto later Beefheart records, the sessions in 1976 are known to contain a special “mojo” not present on the re-recorded releases. Produced by the Captain and engineer Kerry McNabb, Bat Chain Puller is essential Beefheart.

Track Listing:

  1. Bat Chain Puller
  2. Seam Crooked Sam
  3. Harry Irene
  4. 81 Poop Hatch
  5. Flavor Bud Living
  6. Brick Bats
  7. Floppy Boot Stomp
  8. Ah Carrot Is As Close As Ah Rabbit Gets To Ah Diamond
  9. Owed T’Alex
  10. Odd Jobs
  11. Human Totem Pole (The 1000th And 10th Day Of The Human Totem Pole)
  12. Apes Ma

Bonus tracks

  1. Bat Chain Puller (alternate mix)
  2. Candle Mambo
  3. Hobo-Ism