Eat crackers and dream


“Too Much Time” sounds like a tribute to the Stax/Volt sound, straight out of 1960s Memphis. (Beefheart wouldn’t have liked the word “tribute.”) The song is from Clear Spot (1972), one of his more “accessible” albums. Should have been a Top 10 hit:

Memorable spoken-word interlude from the desert-dwelling Beefheart:

Sometimes when it’s late/And I’m a little bit hungry/I heat up some old stale beans/Open up a can of sardines/Eat crackers and dream/About somebody to cook for me.

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