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Song ID: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – “Abba Zabba” (1966)

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This song heralded the hypnotic, jungle-chant quality Beefheart would bring to his future catalog. When I hear this, I remember an early ‘80s “where is he now” article in People or Us in which Beefheart was reported to focus only on painting and watching Laker games in the Forum. He said something about the rhythms of bouncing basketballs being the only ones he had any more interest in.

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – “Abba Zabba” (1966)

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