In December 1970.


In December 1970, “Straight Records” label released “Lick My Decals Off, Baby”, the fourth Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band album. It was recorded May 1970, at “United Recording Corporation” in Hollywood, and was produced by Don Van Vliet.


  • Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) — vocals, bass clarinet, tenor sax, soprano sax, harmonica, back cover painting
  • Zoot Horn Rollo— electric and glass finger guitar
  • Rockette Morton— bassius-o-pheilius
  • Drumbo— percussion, broom
  • Ed Marimba— marimba, percussion, broom
  • Peacock Ink — album concept
  • Ed Thrasher— art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Van Vliet.

  1. Lick My Decals Off, Baby
  2. Doctor Dark
  3. I Love You, You Big Dummy
  4. Peon
  5. Bellerin’ Plain
  6. Woe-is-uh-Me-Bop
  7. Japan in a Dishpan
  8. I Wanna Find a Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have to Go
  9. Petrified Forest
  10. One Red Rose That I Mean
  11. The Buggy Boogie Woogie
  12. The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or the Big Dig)
  13. Space-Age Couple
  14. The Clouds Are Full of Wine (not Whiskey or Rye)
  15. Flash Gordon’s Ape

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