Grow Fins

Grow Fins: Rarities 1965-1982

(Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, 5CD, Revenant 210, June 22, 1999)

disc 1 (39:39)

  1. Obeah Man (1966 demo)
  2. Just Got Back From The City (1966 demo)
  3. I'm Glad (1966 demo)
  4. Triple Combination (1966 demo)
  5. Here I Am I Always Am (early 1966 demo)
  6. Here I Am I Always Am (later 1966 demo)
  7. Somebody In My Home (live, 1966)
  8. Tupelo (live, 1966)
  9. Evil Is Going On (live, 1966)
  10. Old Folks Boogie (live, 1967)
  11. Call On Me (1965 demo)
  12. Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1967 demo)
  13. Yellow Brick Road (1967 demo)
  14. Plastic Factory (1967 demo)

disc 2 (40:05)

  1. Electricity (live, 1968)
  2. Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (live, 1968)
  3. Rollin N Tumblin (live, 1968)
  4. Electricity (live, 1968)
  5. Yer Gonna Need Somebody On Yer Bond (live, 1968)
  6. Kandy Korn (live, 1968)
  7. Korn Ring Finger (1967 demo)

disc 3 (72:57)

  1. Untitled 1
  2. Untitled 2
  3. Hair Pie: Bake 1
  4. Hair Pie: Bake 2
  5. Untitled 5
  6. Hobo Chang Ba
  7. Untitled 7
  8. Hobo Chang Ba (take 2)
  9. Dachau Blues
  10. Old Fart At Play
  11. Untitled 11
  12. Pachuco Cadaver
  13. Sugar 'N Spikes
  14. Untitled 14
  15. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
  16. Frownland (take 1)
  17. Frownland
  18. Untitled 18
  19. Ella Guru
  20. Untitled 20
  21. She's Too Much For My Mirror
  22. Untitled 22
  23. Steal Softly Thru Snow
  24. Untitled 24
  25. My Human Gets Me Blues
  26. Untitled 26
  27. When Big Joan Sets Up
  28. Untitled 28
  29. Untitled 29
  30. China Pig

disc 4 (12:33)

  1. Blimp
  2. Herb
  3. Septic Tank
  4. Overdub

disc 5 (69:48)

  1. My Human Gets Me Blues (live, 1969)
  2. When Big Joan Sets Up (live, 1971)
  3. Woe Is Uh Me Bop (live, 1971)
  4. Bellerin' Plain (live, 1971)
  5. Black Snake Moan I (1972 radio phone-in)
  6. Grow Fins (live, 1972)
  7. Black Snake Moan II (1972 radio)
  8. Spitball Scalped Uh Baby (live, 1972)
  9. Harp Boogie I (1972 radio)
  10. One Red Rose That I Mean (live, 1972)
  11. Harp Boogie II (1972 radio)
  12. Natchez Burning (1972 radio)
  13. Harp Boogie III (1972 radio phone-in)
  14. Click Clack (live, 1973)
  15. Orange Claw Hammer (1975 radio)
  16. Odd Jobs (1975 piano demo)
  17. Odd Jobs (1976 band demo)
  18. Vampire Suite (1980 worktapes/live)
  19. Mellotron Improv (live, 1978)
  20. Evening Bell (1981 piano worktape)
  21. Evening Bell (1982 guitar worktape)
  22. Mellotron Improv (live, 1980)
  23. Flavor Bud Living (live, 1980)

Don Van Vliet—vocals, harp, soprano sax, tin whistle, shenai, synth, Mellotron
Rich Hepner—guitar
Doug Moon—guitar
Jerry Handley—bass
Alex Snouffer—drums, guitar
PG Blakely—drums
Jeff Cotton—guitar
John French—drums, photography, liner notes
Vic Mortensen—drums
Bill Harkleroad—Guitar
Mark Boston—bass
Victor Hayden—bass clarinet
Jeff Bruchell—drums
Elliot Ingber—guitar
Art Tripp—marimba, drums
Roy Estrada—bass
Frank Zappa—guitar, speaking part
Denny Walley—guitar
John Thomas—synth
Jeff Morris Tepper—guitar
Richard Snyder—guitar
Eric Drew Feldman—keyboards, Mellotron
Robert Williams—drums
Gary Lucas—guitar

Cal Schenkel—photography, artwork and sketches
Ed Caraeff—photography
Hank Grebe—photography
Robert Matheu—photography
John Underwood—photography
Glen Jones—photography
Ted Tucker—photography
Susan Archie—design and layout
Potsy Duncan—photography
Sue Pie—photography
Jeff Hunt—art direction
David Fricke—liner notes
John Corbett—liner notes
Scott Colburn—audio engineer
David Glasser—final mastering
Bill Schnee—remastering
John Thomas—transfers
Jeff Economy—enhanced CD direction

disc 5

1. My Human Gets Me Blues (live in Amougies, 1969)

Festival d'Amougies, Belgium
October 25, 1969

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)—vocals, tenor sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet
The Imposter Drumbo (Jeff Bruchell)—drums, percussion
Rockette Morton (Mark Boston)—bass guitar
Zoot Horn Rollo (Bill Harkleroad)—guitar, steel-appendage guitar, glass finger guitar
The Mascara Snake (Victor Hayden)—bass clarinet
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FZ—emcee

FZ: Listen. Be quiet and pay attention to this man's music. Because if you don't, you might miss something important and we wouldn't want that to happen to you. Because you need all the friends you can get.

15. Orange Claw Hammer (live on the radio, 1975)

Live in the studio, date unknown
Aired at Radio KWST, Carmel, California
October 1, 1975

Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)—vocals, dialog
FZ—guitar, dialog

FZ: What'ya got there, Don?
DV: Oh just uh, the lyrics to all those albums.
FZ: What, is that from the Trout Mask album?
DV: Yeah, and Lick My Decals.
FZ: Why don't you uh . . . you wanna do a version of "Orange Claw Hammer," live in the studio?
DV: Yeh.

 

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