Gary Lucas Goes To The Movies

From Burning Ambulance:

Gary Lucas
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Yes, Gary Lucas was in The Magic Band; although, to go by his most recent solo effort and debut for the Brooklyn-based Northern Spy label, Cinefantastique (buy it from Amazon), you’d hardly guess as much. Indeed, it’s only during his live rendition of the theme from Vertigo—some halfway through this lengthy but varied collection of cover songs from the movies—that he lets rip with the kind of guitar wig-outs with which he made his name as a member of Captain Beefheart‘s troupe in the early 1980s.