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Emattyus

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Captain Beefheart
« on: February 29, 2016, 08:48:05 PM »
A tropical hot dog night
Two flamingoes in a food fight

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Re: Captain Beefheart
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 09:11:56 PM »
Let's just give him his own place. He has a few interesting songs can definitely link in here. He was an interesting character.

I love that song btw Tropical Hot Dog Night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0uqyjGuxyA

First gaining attention with Frank Zappa in the early 70's and having a very peculiar solo career thereafter.

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Re: Captain Beefheart
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 09:14:42 PM »
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Re: Captain Beefheart
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 09:25:05 PM »
Ashtray Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82gyb0cFJ20
WOW!

The Blimp, The Blimp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpA4XpnnI_U

Then there's Willie The Pimp w/ Zappa, ya might recognize this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_JHAoqGBo

and a good live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gi2HoW5oq4
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Re: Captain Beefheart
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 10:44:18 AM »
My favorite songs are Tropical Hot Dog Night and Upon The My O My with great guitar work by Ry Cooder who was an early member of the Magical Band. Later he teamed up with Zappa off and on until he became disgruntled with the music scene and became a recluse artist until his death 12/17/2010. I never got to see Don Van Vliet play live. He had some very unusual songs I listed some 0f my favorites under Frank Zappa since they recorded those together
« Last Edit: July 21, 2016, 07:42:04 PM by InnaGaddaDaVida »

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Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 07:45:37 PM »
Don Van Vliet (/væn ˈvliːt/, born Don Glen Vliet;[2] January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1964–1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice and his wide vocal range,[3] Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone, and numerous other wind instruments. His music integrated blues, rock, psychedelia, and free jazz with contemporary experimental composition and the avant-garde.[4] Beefheart was also known for often constructing myths about his life and for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians.[5]

An artistic prodigy in his childhood,[6] Van Vliet developed an eclectic musical taste during his teen years in Lancaster, California, and formed "a mutually useful but volatile" friendship with musician Frank Zappa, with whom he sporadically competed and collaborated.[7] He began performing with his Captain Beefheart persona in 1964 and joined the original Magic Band line-up, initiated by Alexis Snouffer, the same year. The group drew attention with their cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy", which became a regional hit. It was followed by their acclaimed debut album Safe as Milk, released in 1967 on Buddah Records. After being dropped by two consecutive record labels, they signed to Zappa's Straight Records. As producer, Zappa granted Beefheart unrestrained artistic freedom in making 1969's Trout Mask Replica, which was ranked 58th in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[8] Beefheart followed this up with the album Lick My Decals Off, Baby, released in 1970. In 1974, frustrated by lack of commercial success, he released two albums of more conventional rock music that were critically panned; "Unconditionally Guaranteed" and "Bluejeans & Moonbeams", this move, combined with not having been paid for a European tour, and years of enduring Beefheart's abusive behavior, led the entire band to quit. Beefheart eventually formed a new Magic Band with a group of younger musicians and regained contemporary approval through three final albums: Shiny Beast (1978), Doc at the Radar Station (1980) and Ice Cream for Crow (1982).

Van Vliet has been described as "one of modern music's true innovators" with "a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity."[4][9] Although he achieved little commercial or mainstream critical success,[10] he sustained a cult following as a "highly significant" and "incalculable" influence on an array of new wave, punk, post-punk, experimental and alternative rock musicians.[9][11] Known for his enigmatic personality and relationship with the public, Van Vliet made few public appearances after his retirement from music in 1982. He pursued a career in art, an interest that originated in his childhood talent for sculpture, and a venture which proved to be his most financially secure. His expressionist paintings and drawings command high prices, and have been exhibited in art galleries and museums across the world.[4][12][13]

Van Vliet died in 2010, having suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years.[14]

Here is some of his work:

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band-Upon The My O My    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr2G9j9Lvgc&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart - Click Clack     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2ZMOKLsiuY&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=1

Captain Beefheart - Electricity     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8eRDkiwGMM&index=2&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I do     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCSPf5Viwd0&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=3

Captain Beefheart - Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRlWbzdmJQA&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=5

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - I'm Glad   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQP9QjNjeR4&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=6

Captain Beefheart - Abba Zaba    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTo7OgXkbe8&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=7

Captain Beefheart - Big Eyed Beans From Venus      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF177Aj59C8&index=8&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart-Observatory Crest     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw2yWkgs_Nk&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=9

Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream for Crow     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqRHr5pEIFU&index=10&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart - Frownland      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMRp4Pr-w_Q&index=11&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart - Bat Chain Puller     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkzC8RYT1vY&index=12&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart - This Is The Day     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o00k15A-_rU&index=13&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart - Tropical Hot Dog Night    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0uqyjGuxyA&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=14

Captain Beefheart - Mirror Man (Pinkpop Festival 1974)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9UKANkpPLI&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=15

Captain Beefheart - Plastic Factory    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOZNq_Sen-A&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=16

Captain Beefheart - My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ2kSmbxEUw&index=17&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri7wC_g5M84&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz&index=30

Captain Beefheart-Evil (Howlin' Wolf cover)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1yorTL1B1w&index=31&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

Captain Beefheart - Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsIoLaXDsEo&index=52&list=PLiZZCmZNGTEytJwTF5ibT261WvupvYqSz

beefheart & zappa 'orange claw hammer'     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCDXhvXye9E

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band-Electricity (Cannes Live 1968)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QCjmZnUmM

Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart - Muffin Man [1975]    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-6U0ccc_Hg

Captain Beefheart & Frank Zappa - Debra Kadabra    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRcG1slun9c

Captain Beefheart - Sam With the Showing Scalp Flattop     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmjIzaRH6Q4

Frank Zappa, Capt. Beefheart, Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6u_bVcemiQ

Frank Zappa-Beefheart-Advance Romance (Bongo Fury)      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVZDBJ6tat0

Captain Beefheart Full Documentary     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBa8bS_vZkM


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Re: Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 11:27:20 PM »
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band (1964–1982)
Captain Beefheart Alex St. Clair Jerry Handley Gary Jaye Cliff Martinez Doug Moon Gary 'Magic' Marker Vic Mortenson Ry Cooder Drumbo Rockette Morton Zoot Horn Rollo Winged Eel Fingerling The Mascara Snake Antennae Jimmy Semens Moris Tepper Indian Ink Black Jew Kitabu Gary Lucas Ed Marimba Wait For Me
The Magic Band (2003–present)

Drumbo Rockette Morton Feelers Rebo Eric Klerks Andrew Niven
Wait For Me Gary Lucas Michael Traylor Craig Bunch

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Re: Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 11:30:46 PM »
Willie the Pimp - Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06fgnvzCa3w

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Re: Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 08:14:36 PM »
Captain Beefheart - 1968 Strictly Personal     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2FHElUObCA