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Clear Spot is the seventh album by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, originally released on LP in in a clear plastic sleeve. Though Beefheart is known to have been interested in more commercial success - hence his decision to work with producer Ted Templeman who had produced such artists as Carly Simon and Van Morrison - Clear Spot did not chart at all in the UK and only reached #191 on the Billboard Top 200. On CD, the album is… read more



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  • @MisterJunior: full ack
  • J'adore.
  • This one and The Spotlight Kid are great instances of the Captain and the gang doing "normal music." For examples of them doing mediocre "normal music," check out Unconditionally Guaranteed and Bluejeans and Moonbeams. On this one and The Spotlight Kid they sound somewhat akin to Booker T. & the MGs -- a professional, soulful and swaggering R&B band with one of the best frontmen ever singing about some pretty weird stuff but nonetheless delivering an emotional punch. Those who only like Beefheart & the Magic Band for being "weird" or "avant-garde" will try to tell you that this and The Spotlight Kid are weak and/or "sellout" albums, but these supposedly adventurous listeners are demonstrating the same type of close-mindedness toward good music that they accuse people who don't get Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby of possessing. Don't sleep on this one and The Spotlight Kid.
  • Thats one rockin', lovin', boogien' piece of blues madness!
  • took awhile, but it's grown on me a lot. this is GOOD.
  • weirdly my fave captain lp
  • A great album!
  • Cool album.

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