Third Man Records Pay Tribute To A Great With Vault #36

I hope that this becomes a trend with the Third Man Records Vault. While I appreciate all the glimpses into Jack White’s various musical endeavors, the artists that influence him are just as interesting.

Third Man Records has announced that it’s paying homage to one of the greatest Dada avant-garde blues records of all-time, as Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica is getting the royal treatment for Vault Package No. 36. The description of the package says, “Easter Morning, 1969… Frank Zappa calls up Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band and tells them the album he is producing for them is done. The Captain instructs the band to dress in their Sunday best clothes before they all go to the studio and listen to the complete finished work for the first time. By all accounts, the experience tiptoed between celebratory and downright religious.”

The package will feature the album pressed on heavyweight 180-gram fruitcake fish-scale colored vinyl for that full-on frenetic feeling. The package will also include a white French-only 7-inch single of “Pachuco Cadaver” b/w “Wild Life” that signifies the relaunch of Frank Zappa’s Bizarre label imprint. Of course the package wouldn’t be complete without an actual trout mask too. Other details on the package can be found here. You have until midnight on April 30th CT to be eligible for this illustrious package.

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