Captain Beefheart An Ashtray Heart 1981

An Ashtray Heart is a live album by Captain Beefheart.

It was recorded at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, Canada and broadcast live on Toronto radio on 17 January 1981.

Bonus tracks have also been added which include songs played on Saturday Night Live in 1980, a recording with Frank Zappa in 1975 and three songs from a 1971 radio broadcast.

It was released in 2011 after the Captain died December 17, 2010.

Captain Beefheart An Ashtray Heart

Songs On Captain Beefheart An Ashtray Heart

The first 12 songs are from the Vancouver concert.

1. Nowadays a Woman’s Gotta Hit a Man
2. Abba Zaba
3. Hot Head
4. Ashtray Heart
5. Dirty Blue Jean
6. Best Batch Yet
7. A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond
8. Doctor Dark
9. Bat Chain Puller
10. Sheriff of Hong Kong
11. Kandy Korn
12. Big Eyed Beans from Venus
13. When Big Joan Sets Up (Bonus tracks from a 1971 radio broadcast)
14. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop (1971 broadcast)
15. Bellerin’ Plain (1971 broadcast)
16. Orange Claw Hammer (with Frank Zappa in 1975)
17. Hot Head (Saturday Night Live)
18. Ashtray Heart (Saturday Night Live)


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