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Ice Cream for Crow


Download links and information about Ice Cream for Crow by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band. This album was released in 1982 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 42:16 minutes.

Artist: Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
Release date: 1982
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 42:16
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No. Title Length
1. Ice Cream for Crow 4:35
2. The Host, The Ghost, The Most Holy O 2:25
3. Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian 4:20
4. Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat 3:12
5. Evening Bell 2:00
6. Cardboard Cut-Out Sundown 2:38
7. The Past Sure Is Tense 3:22
8. Ink Mathematics 1:40
9. The Witch Doctor Life 2:38
10. 81 Poop Hatch 2:38
11. The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole 5:42
12. Skeleton Makes Good 2:19
13. Light Reflected Off the Oceans of the Moon 4:47



Captain Beefheart closed out his recording career with Ice Cream for Crow, an album that reaffirms his utterly unique amalgam of Delta blues, wailing free jazz and rarified avant-garde motifs. This late-edition version of the Magic Band plays with jittery energy and razor-sharp precision, infusing the title track with down-home twang and executing astounding instrumental moves on “Cardboard Cut-Out Sundown.” Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) holds forth with sly desert-rat wisdom and crazed street-prophet fervor, adopting a spiritual tone for “The Host, the Ghost, the Most Holy O” and slipping some scathing political commentary into “The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole.” A number of these tracks were assembled out of pre-existing fragments — the lyrics to “Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat” had once appeared as a poem, for instance. But whatever the ingredients, the album collectively crackles with instrumental finesse and word-drunk genius. Ice Cream for Crow concludes the Captain’s journey on an exalted note.