Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) is the tenth studio album by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. Released in 1978, the album was produced by Captain Beefheart and Pete Johnson and released by Warner Bros. Records.

Shiny Beast emerged out of the production difficulties surrounding Bat Chain Puller, an album Captain Beefheart recorded for DiscReet and Virgin Records in 1976. DiscReet cofounders Herb Cohen and Frank Zappa feuded over the production of the album, because Cohen funded the production with Zappa's royalty checks.

Captain Beefheart recorded a new album, Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller), due to Zappa withholding the master tapes of the original Bat Chain Puller album. Shiny Beast was praised by music critics.

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Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) - Personnel
... Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) - vocals, harmonica, soprano sax, whistling Jeff Moris Tepper - slide guitar, guitar, spell guitar Bruce Lambourne Fowler - trombone, air bass Eric Drew Feldman - synthesizer, Rhodes piano, grand piano, bass Richard Redus - slide guitar, bottleneck guitar, guitar, accordion, fretless bass Robert Arthur Williams - drums, percussion Art Tripp III - marimba, additional percussion. ...

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