The whole frustrating story behind the 34-year delay in the release of Captain Beefheart's "Bat Chain Puller" is elegantly told by John French (Drumbo) in the liner notes. Time to experience the original album in full-fi!
Bulbs shoot from its snoot
And vanish into darkness
It whistles like a root snatched from dry earth
Sodbustin’ rakes with grey dust claws
Announces its coming in the morning
This train with grey tubes
That houses people’s very thoughts and belongings.
It looks like Zappa.com is the only source, and the only available format is CD. Exciting, though I do wish the packaging contained at least a glimpse of the original intended artwork: