The Screamin' Mee-Mees and Hot Scott Fischer-WARP SESSIONS 1972/1973 2-CD set
GULCHER GULCH 431
If you put all your kitchen utensils down the lavatory and took a giant electric whisk, plunged it in, switched on and dangled a microphone nearby, you might just get a noise akin to the first track [inappropriately (or amusingly) entitled 'Just Fine'] of The Warp Sessions 1972. Captain Beefheart - Listen & Weep! This pretty much sets the tone for the whole disc. It's difficult listening unless you're a) profoundly deaf, b) an advanced psychotic or c) the Devil's Offspring. But hey, who cares - it's the perfect record to annoy the old folks with on Christmas morning or better still, Christmas afternoon after too much turkey and far too many sherries. The second disc - Warp Sessions 1973 - is far more singalong and represents a distinct musical advancement in the band's genesis. Nonetheless, you wouldn't choose to play it on a daily basis - just keep it for entertaining people you wish to torture slightly less than you would employ the first disc for.
As usual Gulcher are to be congratulated on daring to issue challenging music which certainly stretches the listener's imagination and stimulates the production of neuro-connections. Seriously this album is strictly for open minded musos who want to expand their horizons without having to resort to dangerous drugs.