Some of these tracks are a little bit more daring the rest - that would include "Dropout Boogie" with its unexpected tempo changes and the goofy "Yellow Brick Road" (my personal favourite on this record). In some ways it`s reminiscent of (although in the wrong historical order of course) to Tom Waits` music of the "Swordfishtrombones" era.
Despite this record being rather easy accessible by Beefheart`s standards it still took me some time to be able to enjoy some of the songs - Beefheart never cared much for what the general public thought of him after all and it`s no wonder that he never had a hit record in the States (although both Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby cracked the Top 30 in UK). His music isn`t for everyone and even such rather traditionally beautiful songs as " Where There`s Woman" wouldn`t make him a favourite for the occasional listener. But this record rocks anyway.