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cover versions


the BLACK GANG usa


usa 1999 single THIS IS A PRAYER kill rock stars krs 352 yellow vinyl

captain beefheart - cover versions - the black gang - single 'this is a prayer' (1999)

this piece of yellow-gold vinyl is 'a tour totem' of a 1998 one-off project by a (said to be) experimental guitar virtuoso, a bassist and a drummer. it was recorded afterwards, in january 1999, and judging from this only material which is available i think the shows have been experimental indeed. and very instrumental: the short text of the title track rather is spoken than sung.

the program included a re-make of A CARROT IS AS CLOSE AS A RABBIT GETS TO A DIAMOND, one of the instrumentals from doc at the radar station. as there never seems to be a piano player around, as usual this cover version is a guitar solo. the guitarist plays the tune convincingly precise, however some raw string touchings disturb the quality just a little bit too often for a perfect rendition. but it sure is close to it.

the only address where you can get copies (for just three us dollars each, plus postage): kill rock stars * post box 418 * 120 north east state avenue * olympia * washington * wa 98501 * no telephone or fax *e-mail

captain beefheart - cover versions - the black gang -  yellow vinyl 7 ep 'this is a prayer' (1999)



later, the core of this group would record an other cover version as 'mike watt'. it was released in 2003 on the various artist 'tribute to captain beefheart & his magic band' neon meate dream of a octafish



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