Their result for Captain Beefheart's WHAT'S YOUR MUSICAL IMAGE? Quiz ...

Ice Rose

22 abstract, 11 concrete, 23 experimental, 7 formulaic, 5 meaning, 25 impression and 4 Beefheartism!

from the album Shiny Beast

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The Magic Band, in any incarnation, was one of the tightest and most impressive musical groups to ever exist, comparable to some of Frank Zappa's best backing bands, and I don't say that lightly. Although often overshadowed by Beefheart's surreal lyrics and "hip weirdo" image, they were brilliant in their own right, and produced some extraordinary instrumentals. Ice Rose is, in a way, their highpoint -- abstract, concrete, experimental, and formulaic all at once. It draws on traditional forms yet sounds unlike anything that came before it. Combining electric guitars, bass, horns, marimba, and drums in amazing ways, it's probably the instrumental highpoint of the band, at once totally accessable and utterly unique. The "wildcard" of Beefheart's vast catalogue, in that it should please almost everybody. The perfect calling card for the incredible talents of The Magic Band.

Beefheart once said that most modern music was based on a repetitive rhythm, like the pound-pound-pound of a factory line, something cold and mechanized made to brainwash the masses, music to make people march in step like robots ... whereas his own music deliberately deviates from that factory rhythm, using shifting time signatures and unusual syncopations to break people out of their cookie-cutter mindsets and prod them into thinking for themselves. Listen to anything on the radio from the last thirty or forty years, then listen to Ice Rose, and tell me he's not onto something.

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Beefheart Albums I'd Recommend To You ...

If you somehow managed to score Ice Rose, you have a musician's heart. You live, eat, sleep, and breathe music, and couldn't imagine life without it. I'd feel comfortable recommending ANY Beefheart album to you, because you'd probably "get" what The Magic Band was trying to do on most or all of them. Shiny Beast is a good place to start, since it's The Magic Band at their tightest and most professional, while still retaining their experimental edge and unique vision. The perfect balance between accessable and visionary, where old musical styles are combined in amazing new ways, and where even the simplest songs have something extraordinary about them. A lot of Beefheart fans consider this album his finest hour. And they just might be right.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • abstract Distribution

    They scored 22% on abstract, higher than 85% of your peers.

  • concrete Distribution

    They scored 11% on concrete, higher than 38% of your peers.

  • experimental Distribution

    They scored 23% on experimental, higher than 84% of your peers.

  • formulaic Distribution

    They scored 7% on formulaic, higher than 12% of your peers.

  • meaning Distribution

    They scored 5% on meaning, higher than 25% of your peers.

  • impression Distribution

    They scored 25% on impression, higher than 92% of your peers.

  • Beefheartism Distribution

    They scored 4% on Beefheartism, higher than 79% of your peers.

All possible test results

NO SCORE ... SORRY, YOU'RE JUST TOO NORMAL

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Pena

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Old Fart At Play

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The Blimp (mousetrapreplica)

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Diddy Wah Diddy

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Orange Claw Hammer

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Skeleton Makes Good

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Grow Fins

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Beatle Bones 'n Smokin' Stones

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Love Lies

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Golden Birdies

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Well

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The Dust Blows Forward 'n The Dust Blows Back

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Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat-Top

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Ella Guru

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Harry Irene

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Zig-Zag Wanderer

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Hard Workin' Man

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Ice Rose

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Electricity

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Clear Spot

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Dirty Blue Gene

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Observatory Crest

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Mirror Man

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Alice In Blunderland

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Suction Prints

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This Is The Day

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Sue Egypt

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China Pig

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Owed T 'Alex

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Autumn's Child

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Lost In A Whirlpool

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Tiger Roach

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