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The Ordeal of Civility
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Spanish-language "Dracula"
Rishte
(with Najma Akhtar)
Waxed Oop
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
Beyond the Pale
(Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets)
Coming Clean
(Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters)
Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind
(Fast 'N' Bulbous)
The Universe of Absence (with Jozef Van Wissem)
Operators Are Standing By
Diplopia
(with Jozef Van Wissem)
Songs to No One (with Jeff Buckley)
The Edge of Heaven
No Knowledge of Music Required
Street of Lost Brothers
Level the Playing Field
Improve the Shining Hour
@Paradiso
Busy Being Born
Evangeline
Bad Boys of the Arctic
Gods and Monsters
Skeleton at the Feast
Live Performances
"The Golem"
Work with Captain Beehfheart
 
Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind 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."
Rolling Stone, 1/2005

"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."
Junkmedia Magazine (online), 2/2005

"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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