Captain Beefheart, a.k.a. Don Van Vliet, dies at 69

Discussion in 'General Music' started by guitarweasel, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. guitarweasel

    guitarweasel Well-Known Member

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    Man first Frank and now the Capt. What's this world coming to?

    Ironic, I wrote a paper on Frank a couple of weeks back.
     
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    He was visually imaginative, too.
     
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    Im lost for words. :cry:
     
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    [quote author=Dorian link=topic=21186.msg254129#msg254129 date=1292653116]
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    RIP, him and Frank Z.

    Supposedly the music on that record , as weird as it is, was reproduceable exactly every time they did a take. One of the world's great weird records.
     
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    They don't make Beefheart like that anymore.
    I'm going to go lick my decals off.
    RIP, Cap'n.
     
  8. John J

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    Too Bad. MS is a nasty way to go.
     
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    ugh i didnt even hear this news until i saw this post... i have all the releases on vinyl, some were quite the chase to track down and weren't cheap... oddly i had recently perused thru them not long ago, must have been a subliminal calling to pay personal tribute. he'll never receive the due he deserved.

    perhaps many of you reading this post will delve into his works. not easily accessible but certainly worth the effort.
     
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    I was saddened to hear the news but not a little surprised. Look at Beefheart in the "Ice Cream for Crow" video and notice how thin he is compared to "The Spotlight Kid". It was probably illness that contributed to his decision to retire from music at a time when he was getting more acclaim than ever. In the radio tributes over here (on BBC Six Music) I was disappointed to hear them mostly opting for "Safe As Milk" era songs, especially as I was keen to hear something like "Moonlight On Vermont" as a demonstration of his most innovative period. :(
     

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