Using the island state of Hawaii as a home base, Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band fame, emerges from his seclusion with his first ever solo album, 'The Fantasy of Reality', that's out this Friday 12th August via Madfish, of which the video for the first single, ‘Does It Work For You’, is today's Video Of The Day. After playing guitar lap steel and vocals on the ground breaking album 'Trout Mask Replica' (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as playing on 'Strictly Personal' and 'Mirror Man', Cotton helped craft some of Beefheart's most vibrant recordings, but then withdrew from the commercial music business for nearly fifty years. Whimsical, playful and tongue-in-cheek - Cotton delivers a psychedelic journey that will delight Beefheart devotees across the sprawling 22 track, 66 minute runtime, blending together musical strands such as Jazz, Delta Blues, Hawaiian and the avant-garde to create a melting pot of ideas.
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