Magneticism features some of the finest live performances by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Bands, combining the highlights from two previous releases ‘Magnetic Hands’- Live in the UK 1972 -80 and ‘Railroadism’ – Live in the USA 1972 – 81 plus unreleased rarities.
Led by the enigmatic singer song-writer Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), his various Magic Bands were obsessively faithful to his musical visions.
`Live’ they always shone and these joyously cacophonic & unforgettable performances make this a truly historical document, showing one of the great innovative bands of the modern age on staggering form.
These recordings also give a broad scope of the Captain’s work with material from every era of his career, reminding us of why even today he is still regarded as one of the most important and influential musical artists of the 20th Century.
TRACK LISTING: (20 Tracks /Total running time 78.00 minutes) Click Clack Bickershaw Festival, UK 7/5/1972 Old Black Snake Bickershaw Festival, UK 7/5/1972 I’m a King Bee Town Hall, New York, USA 24/2/1973 Dali’s Car Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK 1/12/75 A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit gets to a Diamond Colonial Tavern Club, Toronto, Canada 2/11/1977 China Pig/Railroadism Red Creek Inn, Rochester, New York, USA 3/11/1977 Grow Fins Bottom Line ( Early Show), New York, USA 25/11/1977 Floppy Boot Stomp Bottom Line ( Late Show), New York, USA 25/11/1977 One Nest RollsAfter Another/Harry Irene Texas Opry House, Houston, USA 1/12/1978 The Dust Blows Forward ‘n’ The Dust Blows Back Texas Opry House, Houston, USA 1/12/1978 Nowadays a Womans Gotta Hit a Man Rotters, Liverpool, UK, 29/10/1980 Drop Out Boogie Rotters, Liverpool, UK, 29/10/1980 Kandy Korn Rotters, Liverpool, UK, 29/10/1980 Flavor Bud Living Elysee Montmarte, Paris, France 9/11/80 Ashtray Heart The Country Club, Reseda, CA,USA 29/1/1981 Dirty Blue Gene The Country Club, Reseda, CA,USA 29/1/1981 Smithsonian Institute Blues The Country Club, Reseda, CA,USA 29/1/1981 Veterans Day Poppy The Country Club, Reseda, CA,USA 29/1/1981 Big Eyed Beans From Venus The Country Club, Reseda, CA,USA 29/1/1981 Avalon Blues Avalon Ballroom, SF, USA 1966