Someone here must have written about this before, because I remember some of you joking that Mitt would have to start tweeting about the Shaggs, but I’m posting on it anyway because of wow:
Slate: Do you have a particular favorite era of Beefheart?
Huntsman: I’d have to say that I like Trout Mask Replica, which came out in ’68, all the way through Bat Chain Puller — I mean, they represent the diversity of Beefheart. I’m a fan of the really innovative spirit of Beefheart came with the Magic Band, and they really hit it off in ’68.
Slate: Which songs on the record (Trout Mask Replica)?
Huntsman: Ella Guru, China Pig Hammer — the whole double album. Part poetry, part improvisation. All cutting edge. And then when you get to Bat Chain Puller, it’s a little more accessible.