8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Took me over a year...but then...,
This review is from: Mirror Man Sessions (Audio CD)
Firstly, to see that at the time of me writing this review that this remarkable album has only been reviewed 14 times is ridiculous. Utterlly ridiculous. I remember about a year ago buying this album on a whim through being a large Zappa fan - I was not impressed. However over the course of the year I began liking it more and more and now I think it's a masterpiece. This album is probably not the best place to start if you're new to Beefheart, I'd recommend Safe As Milk for that as it's more accessible. However if you're feeling adventurous and want to hear something completely different from literally ANYTHING you have heard before musically - check it out - it's fantastic. The opening track 'Taroplane' is a mouthful and at first seems repetative and simple. After repeated listenings it opens up for the listener, and then you'll see it as a wonderful delta blues, avant-garde, hard rock, folk, art rock diddy. I'm having a little trouble writting a review for this album, or any Beefheart album for that matter because it's so hard to describe the music. basically, my advice is that if you're reading this you already have an interest in Beefheart - so check his music out. In my opinion it's absolutely amazing and he remains one of my favorite musicians of all time.