Author(s): Courrier Kevin
In the spring of 1969, the inauspicious release of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's "Trout Mask Replica", a double-album featuring 28 stream-of-consciousness songs filled with abstract rhythms and guttural bellows, dramatically altered the pop landscape. This book examines how Beefheart's opus is informed by a variety of diverse sources.
Kevin Courrier is the author of several books, including Dangerous Kitchen: The Subversive World of Zappa and Randy Newman's American Dreams. He has been a writer/broadcaster and film critic for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) since 1990.