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Albums Of The Week: Drumbo | City Of Refuge (Reissue)

Captain Beefheart's maverick drummer summons the old magic on this solo set.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “These 12 John “Drumbo” French compositions are performed by him with his former Magic Band members Zoot Horn Rollo, Rockette Morton, Ella Guru and John Thomas. He assembled this unique group in 2008 specifically to record these tracks, but none of the material was ever performed by them in public. Since these recordings were made, John toured several more times with The Magic Band and wrote Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic — the definitive account of life with Captain Beefheart from inside the group during its heyday. Following his retirement from music, these recordings will provide listeners with another chance to experience the trademark drumming and remarkable singing of Drumbo.”


Photo by Jan Podsiadly.