Beefheart Jr. new music critique

New Music Critique: Beefheart Jr.

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Beefheart Jr. (Robert Williams) has an ambitious vision bolstered by classic-rock reflexes, skilled sidemen and an inspired complexity that you’d expect from a Don Van Vliet associate. An infectious positivity sparkles from “Beautiful Sunday,” which, with a nod to the Beatles, is aswirl with trippy, psychedelic, Eastern mysticism. The topical, sardonic “Rich People Suck” is a simultaneously humorous and angry socio- political statement with a blazing guitar solo and subtle tempo shifts. Jr. shows an appealingly fx’d pop-rock voice on “Before You Play The Blues” where his guitarist demonstrates how a neck should be wrung. There are plenty of pleasures on Williams’ self-produced 17-song opus.

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Beefhear Jr. - "Beautiful Sunday"

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