As previous AllMusic interview subject Marc Maron noted in last year's Thinky Pain special, it takes a certain kind of mind to get into the music of noted experimental eccentric Captain Beefheart. But for those so inclined, it can be an intense devotion, made only more devout by finding the charm in his potentially more off-putting traits and his lack of interest in sticking to any particular format. It's a cozy club.
Our new giveaway appeals to that club—we're giving away a copy of the Sun Zoom Spark collection, featuring three of Beefheart's early 70s albums and a compilation of outtakes and alternate versions from the era. Check it out.
One AllMusic reader will receive Sun Zoom Spark: 1970-1972, which includes:
• Lick My Decals Off, Baby
• Clear Spot
• The Spotlight Kid
• A fourth disc with 14 alternative versions, rehearsals and outtakes from the Clear Spot and Spotlight Kid sessions
The package will include all four albums on both CD and vinyl.
And there are two ways to enter for your chance to win (choose only one):
1) Log in with your AllMusic account—or sign up if you aren't already a user—and comment on this post with the name of your favorite Captain Beefheart song. Be sure to register with an email address you check regularly, because that's how we'll notify you if you are selected.
2) Mail us a letter or postcard with the name of your favorite Captain Beefheart song, plus your contact info (email address, Twitter handle, or phone number) to AllMusic HQ, postmarked by Monday, June 22.
ATTN: Captain Beefheart Giveaway
206 S. Main St., #225
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Or if you know you need this collection in your life regardless of our contest, you can order Sun Zoom Spark via Amazon..
• Giveaway begins Tuesday, June 16. Winners will be selected on Monday, June 29.
• Winner will be contacted via the contact info they provided, so be sure to register with a valid email address that you check regularly.
• If no response is received from winner within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn from the pool of candidates.
• Must have a United States mailing address (due to taxes, customs regulations, and the complexity of international sweepstakes rules).
• Must be over 13 years of age to enter.
• One entry per household.
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