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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica
Alternative Rock, Dialogue, Field Recording, Avantgarde, Electric Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental
Straight, Reprise Records
STS 1053, 2MS 2027
FLAC size:
2620 mb
MP3 size:
1851 mb
WMA size:
2021 mb


1Hair Pie: Bake 22:23
2My Human Gets Me Blues2:42
3She's Too Much For My Mirror1:42
5Hair Pie: Bake 14:57
6Wild Life3:07
8Pachuco Cadaver4:37
9China Pig
Guitar – Doug Moon
10Dachau Blues2:21
11Dali's Car1:25
12Hobo Chang Ba2:01
13Sugar 'N Spikes2:29
14The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back2:04
15Ella Guru
Effects [Flesh Horn] – Antennae Jimmy Semens
16Ant Man Bee
Saxophone [Simultaneous Tenor & Soprano] – Captain Beefheart
17Sweet Sweet Bulbs2:17
18Bill's Corpse1:47
19When Big Joan Sets Up5:19
20Fallin' Ditch2:03
21Veteran's Day Poppy
Bass Guitar – Gary "Magic" Marker
22The Blimp (Mousetrap Replica)
Narrator – Antennae Jimmy SemensVoice [Intro] – Frank Zappa
23Old Fart At Play1:54
24Moonlight On Vermont
Bass Guitar – Gary "Magic" Marker
25Orange Claw Hammer3:35
26Steal Softly Thru Snow2:13
27Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish
Musette, Horn [Simran Horn] – Captain Beefheart
Lead Vocals – Antennae Jimmy Semens


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
STS 1053, 2 STS 1053Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica ‎(2xLP, Album, Pit)Straight, StraightSTS 1053, 2 STS 1053US1969
2MS 2027Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records2MS 2027US1989
2MS 2027, 2MS-2027Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica ‎(2xLP, Album)Reprise Records, Reprise Records2MS 2027, 2MS-2027Australia1972
2MS 2027Captain Beefheart Trout Mask Replica ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, TP)Warner Bros. Records2MS 2027US1997
2027-2Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica ‎(CD, Album, RE)Reprise Records2027-2US1989


  • Bass Clarinet, VocalsThe Mascara Snake
  • Bass Guitar, NarratorRockette Morton
  • Design, Photography By [Cover]Cal Schenkel
  • Drums [Uncredited], Translated By [Music Score, Uncredited]John French
  • Engineer, Technician [Electronic Modification Of Equipment]Dick Kunc
  • Photography By [Inside & Back Cover]Ed Caraeff
  • ProducerFrank Zappa
  • Slide Guitar [Glass Finger Guitar], FluteZoot Horn Rollo
  • Slide Guitar [Steel Appendage Guitar]Antennae Jimmy Semens
  • SongwriterCaptain Beefheart
  • Vocals, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneCaptain Beefheart


'Straight' original gatefold sleeve issue, containing the reissue '3300 Warner Blvd 'mini W logo' tan vinyl labels housed in Warner "Loss Leaders" promo liners marked copyright 1974- Warner Bros. Records Inc R-4.

The sleeve is Category STS 1053, the vinyl is Category 2MS 2027.

No lyric sheet insert is included (which appeared only in early US releases).

D5 -"The Blimp"
(The intro voice is that of Zappa, recorded via a telephone link to Zappa's studio - with Antennae Jimmy Semens narrating from Vliet's script over the 'phone from the 'Magic Band house'. A field-to-studio recording on which members of 'The Mothers' are performing)

A4: "Flesh Horn" is a Vliet affectation for the 'cupped hand'-to-the-mouth (hence flesh), used to create a 'vocalised horn' effect.
B4: The wind instrument "Musette" credited on sleeve is a shortened version of an "Oboe Musette".
The expression 'steel appendage' guitar is another affectation for a steel finger-tube, used as a slide on the fret. A glass tube (or bottle-neck) is used for 'glass-finger' credit.

Drummer, John 'Drumbo' French, was not credited on this album.
(It is now accepted that his transcription of Beefheart's concepts/score for other band members was fundamental in its production. See vast notes in 'Grow Fins' CD box set or vinyl album set).


  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027 31041-3
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027 31042
  • Matrix / Runout (C-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027-31043
  • Matrix / Runout (D-Side run-out, hand-etched): 2MS-2027-31044