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* TitleTrack: "Clear Spot"
* WordSaladLyrics: Like most of this artist's songs.

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* MinisculeRocking: The first three tracks on Side Two are all under two minutes long.
* TitleTrack: "Clear Spot"
The opening track.
* WordSaladLyrics: Like most of this artist's songs.In true Captain Beefheart fashion, the lyrics are completely nonsensical.


''Lick My Decals Off, Baby'' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Music/Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better'' than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.

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''Lick My Decals Off, Baby'' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Music/Clear Spot'' ''Music/ClearSpot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better'' than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.


''Lick My Decals Off, Baby'' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better'' than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.

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''Lick My Decals Off, Baby'' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear ''Music/Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better'' than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.


!! ''Woe-is-uh-me-Trope''
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** "I Wanna Find Me A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go"
--> ''Cause them '''y'''ams have all them eyes that '''y'''awn ''
--> '' '''y'''earn down '''y'''onder below the ground''
** "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)"
--> '' '''B'''lue'''b'''rains, '''b'''luejays, '''b'''lue'''b'''irds, mermaids''
--> '' '''B'''luejays, '''b'''luebirds, rainbows ''
--> ''(...) And the sky is full of '''b'''lue'''b'''rains ''
--> '' '''B'''aboons, rhinos, fools 'n' '''b'''uffoons ''
--> ''And my eyes are full of '''b'''lood'''b'''ones ''
--> '' '''S'''nowcones, '''s'''erenaders 'n' '''s'''enoritas ''
** "Bellerin' Plain"
--> ''The '''b'''ayou '''b'''oy '''b'''ums with sunken gums''
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''D'''octor '''D'''ark", "The '''B'''uggy '''B'''oogie Woogie".
* BigCreepyCrawlies: "The Buggie Boogie Woogie"
--> ''One day I was sweepin' down by the wall''
--> ''I bumped a mama spider 'n' the babies begin to fall off my broom''
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The paintings on the back cover are by Beefheart himself.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" John French and Art Tripp rhythmically move a broom around.
* EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys: "Flash Gordon's Ape". In "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye)" baboons are in the sky.
* FaceOnTheCover: A group shot of Beefheart and the Magic band in a chique house.
* LeFilmArtistique: A promotional video was made as a TV advertisement. It was all shot in black-and-white and showed very surreal imagery. First we see a man flicking away a cigarette, then Beefheart striking a pose and masked Magic Band members using kitchen utensils as musical instruments, while Beefheart kicks over a bowl of porridge.
* FossilRevival:
** "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''The way itís goiní La Brea tar pits''
--> ''I know you just canít lose''
--> ''The new dinosaur is walkiní in the old oneís shoes''
** "Pertrified Forest"
--> ''Breathe life into the dead dinosaurs''
--> ''(...) If the dinosaur cries with blood in his eyes and eats our babies for our lies''
--> ''Belches fire in our skies''
--> ''Maybe I'll die, but he'll be rumbling through your pertrified forest''
* HeavyMeta: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''Singin' the Smithsonian Institute Blues''
* HellBentForLeather: "Doctor Dark"
--> ''Black lady, black leather lady''
* HurricaneOfPuns: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''Dinah Shore's shoes''
--> ''Dinosaur shoes''
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Peon", "Japan In A Dishpan" and "One Red Rose That I Mean".
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: As lewd as the title sounds Beefheart actually meant it as an encouragement to evaluate things according to their merits rather than the superficial labels, aka "decals".
* IntercourseWithYou: Despite Beefheart's explanation for "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" (see IntentionallyAwkwardTitle above) the song still has some very suggestive erotic lyrics.
--> ''Rather than I want to hold your hand,''
--> ''I wanna swallow you whole''
--> '' 'n I wanna lick you everywhere it's pink''
--> '''n everywhere you think''
--> ''(...) And this song ain't no sing-song''
--> ''It's all about the birds 'n' the bees''
--> ''And where it all went wrong''
--> ''And where it all belongs''
--> ''And the Earth all go down on their knees''
--> ''Lookin' for a little ease''
--> ''She stuck out her tongue and the fun begun''
* LongTitle: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or the Big Dig)" and "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye)".
* LoveMakesYouDumb: "I Love You, You Big Dummy" is a very literal example of this trope, Beefheart even {{Corpsing}} a few times over the fact.
* ManOnFire: "Bellerin' Pain"
--> ''By the ol' scarecrow''
--> '' 'n' pots 'n' pans burn the fireman's hands''
--> '' 'till the kettle leaped fire round the belly 'o' ''
* MinisculeRocking: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "Pertrified Forest" and "One Red Rose That I Mean" are all under two minutes long.
* MundaneMadeAwesome; "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" is a song where Beefheart sings about sweeping the room clean from a bunch of spiders, complete with the sound of brooms in the background and it's catchy as hell!
* OneManSong: "Doctor Dark".
* PunBasedTitle: "Woe-is-uh-Me-Bop" is an elaborate pun on "bebop".
* ShoutOut:
** "Flash Gordon's Ape" references ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''.
** In the Music/SexPistols' song "New York" from ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' Johnny Rotten references the song "Japan In A Dishpan"
--> ''Everybody knows Japan is a dishpan.''
* SomethingBlues: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues".
* SurrealMusicVideo: The TV advertisement for this album can be seen as an early forerunner. See LeFilmArtistique above.
* TitleTrack: "Lick My Decals Off, Baby"
--> ''Well, now you may think I'm crazy, but I want you to lick my decals off, baby''
* WeatherDissonance: "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine, Not Whiskey Or Rye", where Beefheart describes the clouds being full of wine and the sky filled with rhinestones, pinecones and telephones, not to mention bluebrains, baboons, rhinos, fools and buffoons. Though perhaps Beefheart is just seeing things, for he mentions:
--> ''My eyes are full of bloodbones''

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!! ''Woe-is-uh-me-Trope''
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** "I Wanna Find Me A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go"
--> ''Cause them '''y'''ams have all them eyes
''Mr. Zoot Horn Rollo, Hit that '''y'''awn ''
--> '' '''y'''earn down '''y'''onder below the ground''
** "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)"
--> '' '''B'''lue'''b'''rains, '''b'''luejays, '''b'''lue'''b'''irds, mermaids''
--> '' '''B'''luejays, '''b'''luebirds, rainbows ''
--> ''(...) And the sky is full of '''b'''lue'''b'''rains ''
--> '' '''B'''aboons, rhinos, fools 'n' '''b'''uffoons ''
--> ''And my eyes are full of '''b'''lood'''b'''ones ''
--> '' '''S'''nowcones, '''s'''erenaders 'n' '''s'''enoritas ''
** "Bellerin' Plain"
--> ''The '''b'''ayou '''b'''oy '''b'''ums with sunken gums''
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''D'''octor '''D'''ark", "The '''B'''uggy '''B'''oogie Woogie".
* BigCreepyCrawlies: "The Buggie Boogie Woogie"
--> ''One day I was sweepin' down by the wall''
--> ''I bumped a mama spider 'n' the babies begin to fall off my broom''
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The paintings on the back cover are by Beefheart himself.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" John French
long lunar trope and Art Tripp rhythmically move a broom around.
* EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys: "Flash Gordon's Ape". In "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye)" baboons are in the sky.
* FaceOnTheCover: A group shot of Beefheart and the Magic band in a chique house.
* LeFilmArtistique: A promotional video was made as a TV advertisement. It was all shot in black-and-white and showed very surreal imagery. First we see a man flicking away a cigarette, then Beefheart striking a pose and masked Magic Band members using kitchen utensils as musical instruments, while Beefheart kicks over a bowl of porridge.
* FossilRevival:
** "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''The way itís goiní La Brea tar pits''
--> ''I know you just canít lose''
--> ''The new dinosaur is walkiní in the old oneís shoes''
** "Pertrified Forest"
--> ''Breathe life into the dead dinosaurs''
--> ''(...) If the dinosaur cries with blood in his eyes and eats our babies for our lies''
--> ''Belches fire in our skies''
--> ''Maybe I'll die, but he'll be rumbling through your pertrified forest''
* HeavyMeta: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''Singin' the Smithsonian Institute Blues''
* HellBentForLeather: "Doctor Dark"
--> ''Black lady, black leather lady''
* HurricaneOfPuns: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''Dinah Shore's shoes''
--> ''Dinosaur shoes''
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Peon", "Japan In A Dishpan" and "One Red Rose That I Mean".
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: As lewd as the title sounds Beefheart actually meant
let it as an encouragement to evaluate things according to their merits rather than the superficial labels, aka "decals".
* IntercourseWithYou: Despite Beefheart's explanation for "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" (see IntentionallyAwkwardTitle above) the song still has some very suggestive erotic lyrics.
--> ''Rather than I want to hold your hand,''
--> ''I wanna swallow you whole''
--> '' 'n I wanna lick you everywhere it's pink''
--> '''n everywhere you think''
--> ''(...) And this song ain't no sing-song''
--> ''It's all about the birds 'n' the bees''
--> ''And where it all went wrong''
--> ''And where it all belongs''
--> ''And the Earth all go down on their knees''
--> ''Lookin' for a little ease''
--> ''She stuck out her tongue and the fun begun''
* LongTitle: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or the Big Dig)" and "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye)".
* LoveMakesYouDumb: "I Love You, You Big Dummy" is a very literal example of this trope, Beefheart even {{Corpsing}} a few times over the fact.
* ManOnFire: "Bellerin' Pain"
--> ''By the ol' scarecrow''
--> '' 'n' pots 'n' pans burn the fireman's hands''
--> '' 'till the kettle leaped fire round the belly 'o' ''
* MinisculeRocking: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "Pertrified Forest" and "One Red Rose That I Mean" are all under two minutes long.
* MundaneMadeAwesome; "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" is a song where Beefheart sings about sweeping the room clean from a bunch of spiders, complete with the sound of brooms in the background and it's catchy as hell!
* OneManSong: "Doctor Dark".
* PunBasedTitle: "Woe-is-uh-Me-Bop" is an elaborate pun on "bebop".
* ShoutOut:
** "Flash Gordon's Ape" references ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''.
** In the Music/SexPistols' song "New York" from ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' Johnny Rotten references the song "Japan In A Dishpan"
--> ''Everybody knows Japan is a dishpan.
float.''
* SomethingBlues: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues".
* SurrealMusicVideo: The TV advertisement for this album can be seen as an early forerunner. See LeFilmArtistique above.
* TitleTrack: "Lick My Decals Off, Baby"
--> ''Well, now you may think I'm crazy, but I want you to lick my decals off, baby''
* WeatherDissonance: "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine, Not Whiskey Or Rye", where Beefheart describes the clouds being full of wine and the sky filled with rhinestones, pinecones and telephones, not to mention bluebrains, baboons, rhinos, fools and buffoons. Though perhaps Beefheart is just seeing things, for he mentions:
--> ''My eyes are full of bloodbones''
"Clear Spot"


* MinisculeRocking: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "Pertrified Forest" and "One Red Rose That I Mean" are both under two minutes long.

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* MinisculeRocking: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "Pertrified Forest" and "One Red Rose That I Mean" are both all under two minutes long.


** "Flash Gordon's Ape" references ''ComicBook/FlashGordon''.

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** "Flash Gordon's Ape" references ''ComicBook/FlashGordon''.''ComicStrip/FlashGordon''.


'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better'' than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.

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'''Lick ''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' Baby'' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better'' than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.


'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better''than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.

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'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being ''better''than ''better'' than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.


'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being "better" than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.

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'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being "better" than ''better''than "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.


'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being "better" than his MagnumOpus "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.

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'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being "better" than his MagnumOpus "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.


* UncleTomFoolery: "Space-Age Couple"
--> ''Why don't you drop your cool tom-foolery''
--> '' 'N' shed your nasty jewelry?''


* AlliterativeTitle: "'''D'''octor '''D'''ark".


* PunnyTitle: "Woe-is-uh-Me-Bop" is an elaborate pun on "bebop".

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* PunnyTitle: PunBasedTitle: "Woe-is-uh-Me-Bop" is an elaborate pun on "bebop".

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* PunnyTitle: "Woe-is-uh-Me-Bop" is an elaborate pun on "bebop".

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Woe-is-a-me-bop, om-drop-a-re-bop-om, everybody's doin' it. Please don't let them ruin it om.'']]

'''Lick My Decals Off, Baby''' is a 1970 album by Music/CaptainBeefheart. It appeared right after ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' had given the artist a strong underground reputation and many fans consider it one of his best albums, along with ''Music/SafeAsMilk'', ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'', ''Clear Spot'' and ''Music/DocAtTheRadarStation''. Some even argue it being "better" than his MagnumOpus "Trout Mask Replica" because it has less AlbumFiller. Thanks to British radio DJ Creator/JohnPeel's frequent airplay the album sold exceptionally well in the United Kingdom, even peaking at number 20 in the UK Albums chart.

Yet despite the positive reviews the album has been out of print for many decades, only having a minimal release on CD and thus, as a result, it is highly sought after by fans. In a case of KeepCirculatingTheTapes old LP's, CD's and bootlegs have been sold and re-sold by fans until, finally, in 2014 the album was made available again, albeit as part of the box set "Sun Zoom Spark", which also forces fans to rebuy "The Spotlight Kid" and "Clear Spot" again if they already owned that one. Though, as a special collector's item, the box set also features a fourth disc with outtakes and alternate versions.

The album is also known for a surreal LeFilmArtistique promotional video which didn't get much airplay, but is nowadays put on display in the Museum of Modern Art.

'''Tracklist'''

[[AC:Side One]]
# "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" (2:38)
# "Doctor Dark" (2:46)
# "I Love You, You Big Dummy" (2:54)
# "Peon" (2:24)
# "Bellerin' Plain" (3:35)
# "Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop" (2:06)
# "Japan In A Dishpan" (3:00)

[[AC:Side Two]]
# "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go" (1:53)
# "Pertrified Forest" (1:40)
# "One Red Rose That I Mean" (1:52)
# "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" (2:19)
# "The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or the Big Dig)" (2:11)
# "Space-Age Couple" (2:32)
# "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (not Whiskey or Rye)" (2:50)
# "Flash Gordon's Ape" (4:15)

'''Personnel'''
* Music/CaptainBeefheart: vocals, bass clarinet, tenor and soprano sax, harmonica
* John "Drumbo" French: percussion, broom.
* Bill "Zoot Horn Rollo" Harkleroad: guitar, glass finger guitar
* Mark "Rockette Morton" Boston: bass
* Art "Ed Marimba" Tripp: marimba, percussion, broom

!! ''Woe-is-uh-me-Trope''
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** "I Wanna Find Me A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go"
--> ''Cause them '''y'''ams have all them eyes that '''y'''awn ''
--> '' '''y'''earn down '''y'''onder below the ground''
** "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)"
--> '' '''B'''lue'''b'''rains, '''b'''luejays, '''b'''lue'''b'''irds, mermaids''
--> '' '''B'''luejays, '''b'''luebirds, rainbows ''
--> ''(...) And the sky is full of '''b'''lue'''b'''rains ''
--> '' '''B'''aboons, rhinos, fools 'n' '''b'''uffoons ''
--> ''And my eyes are full of '''b'''lood'''b'''ones ''
--> '' '''S'''nowcones, '''s'''erenaders 'n' '''s'''enoritas ''
** "Bellerin' Plain"
--> ''The '''b'''ayou '''b'''oy '''b'''ums with sunken gums''
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''D'''octor '''D'''ark".
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''D'''octor '''D'''ark", "The '''B'''uggy '''B'''oogie Woogie".
* BigCreepyCrawlies: "The Buggie Boogie Woogie"
--> ''One day I was sweepin' down by the wall''
--> ''I bumped a mama spider 'n' the babies begin to fall off my broom''
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The paintings on the back cover are by Beefheart himself.
* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" John French and Art Tripp rhythmically move a broom around.
* EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys: "Flash Gordon's Ape". In "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye)" baboons are in the sky.
* FaceOnTheCover: A group shot of Beefheart and the Magic band in a chique house.
* LeFilmArtistique: A promotional video was made as a TV advertisement. It was all shot in black-and-white and showed very surreal imagery. First we see a man flicking away a cigarette, then Beefheart striking a pose and masked Magic Band members using kitchen utensils as musical instruments, while Beefheart kicks over a bowl of porridge.
* FossilRevival:
** "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''The way itís goiní La Brea tar pits''
--> ''I know you just canít lose''
--> ''The new dinosaur is walkiní in the old oneís shoes''
** "Pertrified Forest"
--> ''Breathe life into the dead dinosaurs''
--> ''(...) If the dinosaur cries with blood in his eyes and eats our babies for our lies''
--> ''Belches fire in our skies''
--> ''Maybe I'll die, but he'll be rumbling through your pertrified forest''
* HeavyMeta: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''Singin' the Smithsonian Institute Blues''
* HellBentForLeather: "Doctor Dark"
--> ''Black lady, black leather lady''
* HurricaneOfPuns: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues"
--> ''Dinah Shore's shoes''
--> ''Dinosaur shoes''
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Peon", "Japan In A Dishpan" and "One Red Rose That I Mean".
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: As lewd as the title sounds Beefheart actually meant it as an encouragement to evaluate things according to their merits rather than the superficial labels, aka "decals".
* IntercourseWithYou: Despite Beefheart's explanation for "Lick My Decals Off, Baby" (see IntentionallyAwkwardTitle above) the song still has some very suggestive erotic lyrics.
--> ''Rather than I want to hold your hand,''
--> ''I wanna swallow you whole''
--> '' 'n I wanna lick you everywhere it's pink''
--> '''n everywhere you think''
--> ''(...) And this song ain't no sing-song''
--> ''It's all about the birds 'n' the bees''
--> ''And where it all went wrong''
--> ''And where it all belongs''
--> ''And the Earth all go down on their knees''
--> ''Lookin' for a little ease''
--> ''She stuck out her tongue and the fun begun''
* LongTitle: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or the Big Dig)" and "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye)".
* LoveMakesYouDumb: "I Love You, You Big Dummy" is a very literal example of this trope, Beefheart even {{Corpsing}} a few times over the fact.
* ManOnFire: "Bellerin' Pain"
--> ''By the ol' scarecrow''
--> '' 'n' pots 'n' pans burn the fireman's hands''
--> '' 'till the kettle leaped fire round the belly 'o' ''
* MinisculeRocking: "I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go", "Pertrified Forest" and "One Red Rose That I Mean" are both under two minutes long.
* MundaneMadeAwesome; "The Buggy Boogie Woogie" is a song where Beefheart sings about sweeping the room clean from a bunch of spiders, complete with the sound of brooms in the background and it's catchy as hell!
* OneManSong: "Doctor Dark".
* ShoutOut:
** "Flash Gordon's Ape" references ''ComicBook/FlashGordon''.
** In the Music/SexPistols' song "New York" from ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' Johnny Rotten references the song "Japan In A Dishpan"
--> ''Everybody knows Japan is a dishpan.''
* SomethingBlues: "The Smithsonian Institute Blues".
* SurrealMusicVideo: The TV advertisement for this album can be seen as an early forerunner. See LeFilmArtistique above.
* TitleTrack: "Lick My Decals Off, Baby"
--> ''Well, now you may think I'm crazy, but I want you to lick my decals off, baby''
* UncleTomFoolery: "Space-Age Couple"
--> ''Why don't you drop your cool tom-foolery''
--> '' 'N' shed your nasty jewelry?''
* WeatherDissonance: "The Clouds Are Full Of Wine, Not Whiskey Or Rye", where Beefheart describes the clouds being full of wine and the sky filled with rhinestones, pinecones and telephones, not to mention bluebrains, baboons, rhinos, fools and buffoons. Though perhaps Beefheart is just seeing things, for he mentions:
--> ''My eyes are full of bloodbones''
* WordSaladLyrics: Like most of this artist's songs.

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