Rolling Stone reviews Trout Mask Replica, July 1969

“Thus it’s very gratifying to say that Captain Beefheart’s new album is a total success, a brilliant, stunning enlargement and clarification of his art. Which is not to say that it’s in any sense slick, “artistic,” or easy. This is one of the few bands whose sound has actually gotten rawer as they’ve matured–“a brilliant and refreshing strategy.”

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