FOR PORK CHOP BLUE AROUND THE RIND (Fast 'N' Bulbous: The Captain Beefheart Project):
"WITH BELLOWING HORNS ARRANGED BY SAXOPHONIST PHILLIP JOHNSTON AND PINPOINT SWORDPLAY BY EX-MAGIC BAND GUITARIST GARY LUCAS, FAST 'N' BULBOUS IGNITE THE R&B GUNPOWDER INSIDE THE TANGLED SURREALISM OF "SUCTION PRINTS" AND "PACHUCO CADAVER." THE GROUP ATTACKS VAN VLIET'S SONGS WITH THE SAME IDIOSYNCRATIC PRECISION THAT HE DRILLED INTO HIS OWN MUSICIANS. FAST 'N' BULBOUS ALSO REVEAL A VITAL TRUTH ABOUT THIS MUSIC: YOU CAN DANCE TO IT."
"5 STARS...THERE IS NO FILLER ON THIS ALBUM, NO FAT ON THIS PORK CHOP...One can't help but be bowled over by Lucas's inventive guitar stylings. Joyously challenging...that rare tribute album that reaches beyond its source material to create something new and perhaps even greater than the sum of its parts."
"Guitarist Gary Lucas, who worked with Captain Beefheart during his early 80s Ice Cream For Crow period, is the centre of attraction for this Beefheart covers project. Bass, drums, and four piece brass section set up a muscular, R&B-inflected context for his grinding and swerving bottleneck excursions...Fast 'N' Bulbous are full-blooded and sound like they are having fun."
|Clive Bell, The Wire (UK), 4/2005|
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