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Encyclopedia > The Spotlight Kid
The Spotlight Kid
Album cover
LP by Captain Beefheart
Release 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre(s) Rock
Length 35 min 54 sec
Label Reprise
Producer Captain Beefheart
Professional reviews
  • AMG (4/5) link
Captain Beefheart chronology
Mirror Man
(1971)
The Spotlight Kid
(1972)
Clear Spot
(1972)

The Spotlight Kid is the sixth album by Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, originally released in 1972. Often cited as the most commercial of Beefheart's albums, it is solidly founded in the blues but also introduces such exotic instruments as marimba and what the liner notes list as jingle bells. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (595x601, 34 KB)Sleeve of Captain Beefhearts The Spotlight Kid This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s... 33â…“ LP vinyl record album The vinyl record is a type of gramophone record, most popular from the 1950s to the 1990s, that was most commonly used for mass-produced recordings of music. ... Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California), is a musician and painter, best known under the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A minute is: a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... The second (symbol s) is a unit for time, and one of seven SI base units. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Reprise Records was formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. ... In the music industry, a record producer is responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California), is a musician and painter, best known under the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California), is a musician and painter, best known under the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. ... This is an article about the album Mirror Man. For the Japanese TV show, see Mirrorman. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Clear Spot is the seventh album by Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, originally released in 1972. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Look up Album in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California), is a musician and painter, best known under the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... For the emotional state, see Depression (mood). ... A modern marimba The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. ... Liner notes are the booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or any sound recording container. ...


Although it did not chart as high in the UK as Beefheart's preceding two albums, owing to John Peel moving on from Beefheart to other avant-garde artists, The Spotlight Kid was the first Captain Beefheart album to dent the Billboard Top 200. Its peak of #131 remains the highest attained by any Beefheart album. John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was a British disc jockey and radio presenter. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Contents


Track listing

All songs written by Captain Beefheart


Side one

  1. "I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby" - 4:33
  2. "White Jam" - 2:55
  3. "Blabber 'n Smoke" - 2:46
  4. "When It Blows Its Stacks" - 3:40
  5. "Alice in Blunderland" - 3:54

Side two

  1. "The Spotlight Kid" - 3:21
  2. "Click Clack" - 3:30
  3. "Grows Fins" - 3:30
  4. "There Ain't No Santa Claus on the Evenin' Stage - 3:11
  5. "Glider" - 4:34

Personnel


 
 

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