Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

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Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

Post by Eddie Famine » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:37 pm

A great artist and musician died today. Not everyones cup of tea, but a true individual. Google his art work. Listen to his music. Yeah, some days I can't take it either, but The Old Fart at Play, Trout Mask Replica and Big Eyed Beans From Venus always make me smile.

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Re: Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

Post by professor plum » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:04 am

sad, sad news. beefheart is the man.
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Re: Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

Post by jason41224 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:48 am

heard about this today and was schocked. Beefheart was such an inspiring guy, both in his artwork and his music. definetly a little bit eccentric, but the world will surely miss him
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Re: Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

Post by a.hun » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:27 am

Thats sad. 'A bit eccentric'? Beefheart was a total one off. He even made his old school pal Zappa seem pretty normal at times, and that is saying something.

I keep hearing people who saw him play here (at the Concertgebouw), and he seems to have made quite some impression on them. Apparently his vocals were among the LOUDEST things they had ever heard and he totally dominated his 'Magic Band'. I only ever heard his recordings myself, first on John Peels BBC Radio 1 programme. Safe as Milk (with a 20 year old Ry Cooder) is corruping my CD player right now.

Didn't even know he had had MS. Thats a cruel disease, one I see daily at my work.

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Re: Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

Post by chinese fork tie » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:26 pm

this was bad news to get right before i went out to party that was supposed to be a celebration. we ended up getting really baked and listening to 'lick my decals off' at full volume. easily one of my top ten of all time.
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Re: Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

Post by Borderline Productions » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:15 am

A highlight for me is him singing an early version of The Torture Never Stops with Zappa.
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Re: Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet RIP

Post by TheOrangeJuicer » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:09 pm

a.hun wrote:Thats sad. 'A bit eccentric'? Beefheart was a total one off. He even made his old school pal Zappa seem pretty normal at times, and that is saying something.

I keep hearing people who saw him play here (at the Concertgebouw), and he seems to have made quite some impression on them. Apparently his vocals were among the LOUDEST things they had ever heard and he totally dominated his 'Magic Band'. I only ever heard his recordings myself, first on John Peels BBC Radio 1 programme. Safe as Milk (with a 20 year old Ry Cooder) is corruping my CD player right now.

Didn't even know he had had MS. Thats a cruel disease, one I see daily at my work.

RIP.


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