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Magic Band, the / Back to the Front
Album:Back to the Front Collection:General
Artist:Magic Band, the Added:09/2003
Label:Atp Recordings 

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Add Date:2003-10-06 Pull Date:2003-12-08 
Week Ending:30 Nov23 Nov16 Nov9 Nov2 Nov26 Oct19 Oct12 Oct
Airplays:12231264

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 27, 2004:Distraction-Limited
Abba Zappa
4.Nov 16, 2003:rust belt
Abba Zappa
2.Nov 26, 2003:crisco jones
Moonlight in Vermont
5.Nov 12, 2003:In The Morning
The Floppy Boot Stomp
3.Nov 18, 2003:Lick My Moody Guitar
When It Blows
6.Nov 09, 2003:To the Moon
On Tomorrow

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2003-09-30 
THE MAGIC BAND - Back To The Front (atp)
Here it is, the Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band reunion album, but without Captain Beefheart. Yes this record features 4 members Captain Beefhearts Magic Band from different magic band stints (John ÒDrumboÓ French, Mark ÒRockette MortonÓ Boston, Gary ÒMantisÓ Lucas, & Denny ÒFeelers ReeboÓ Wally). Classic Beefheart songs are done basically to the tee, Spastic Delta- Blues. Some of the songs are from the bluesier Magic band and others from the more OUT there sound from Trout mask and Lick my Decals. John French fillls in for the Captain doing a great impersonation of Mr Beefheart throughout the record, but the best tracks I feel are the instrumentals where they leave CBÕs vocals alone. I really enjoyed this record, but Im also a big Beefheart fan! Lots of Wierdo guitars man. PLAY!!!!! - tHE bAWD oF euphony

1* Classic trout mask OUT THERE instrumental jam!
2- Cooler bluesier numberÉ rockin
3** I dig this song, all instrumental, cool guitars, rockin and weird all in one.
4- Classic Beefheart song. Jimi Hendrix on a robo trip
5-Great drum workÉ Great song from Beefhearts Clear Spot record. Bluesy
6*-Later Beefheart.. lots of slide guitar, cool groove changes. Instrumental
7**Trout Mask BeefheartÉ the best shit I thinkÉ Crazy Spastic rhythms & guitars!
8*Rockin Later BeefheartÉ Cool Mid Section swingÉ great guitars
9- Here is where Old Time Relijun gets their nameÉ Trout Mask era stomp
10**Clear Spot Classic. Deep intro into rockin BluesÉ Great sections w/ vocals
11* Safe as milk Era. Dirty guitars weave in and out. Tribal grooveÉ InstrumentalÉ Phat
12-Later era Beefheart. Slide guitars, vocal streaming.. heavyÉ
13*Trout mask again. Great instrumentalÉ spazzz out!
14- straighter blues shuffleÉ
15** Heavy Clear Spot Groove.. balls out. Great rifs!
16* Trout maks spazzyness into old school Beefheart blues numberÉ cool

Track Listing
1.My Human Gets Me Blues 9.Moonlight in Vermont
2.Click Clack 10.Circumstances
3.Abba Zappa 11.On Tomorrow
4.Im Gonna Booglarize 12.The Floppy Boot Stomp
5.Sun Zoom Spark 13.Hair Pie
6.Alice in Blunderland 14.Nowadays
7.Steal Softly Thru Snow 15.When It Blows
8.Dropout Boogie 16.I Wanna Find a Woman