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Don Van Vliet, a/k/a Captain Beefheart, Dies At 69
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With a mixture of Chicago blues, jazz, rock and his own experimental music his reach and influence stretched from the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane in America to Jethro Tull, Hawkwind and Roxy Music. His biggest legacy may have been his influence on the punk movement, cited by several key figures as an influence, including Johnny Rotten. Beefheart was a close friend of the late Frank Zappa, who played in the same group with him as teenagers and although they had a love-hate relationship they would play together later in life. Zappa often supported him -- sometimes financially -- at various key points in his life, and gave him a recording contract when other labels would not touch him. ...
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RaucousReg wrote:

Don Van Vliet, a/k/a Captain Beefheart, Dies At 69
Ewen MacAskill -- Guardian (UK)
With a mixture of Chicago blues, jazz, rock and his own experimental music his reach and influence stretched from the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane in America to Jethro Tull, Hawkwind and Roxy Music. His biggest legacy may have been his influence on the punk movement, cited by several key figures as an influence, including Johnny Rotten. Beefheart was a close friend of the late Frank Zappa, who played in the same group with him as teenagers and although they had a love-hate relationship they would play together later in life. Zappa often supported him -- sometimes financially -- at various key points in his life, and gave him a recording contract when other labels would not touch him. ...


Sad news. One of the most influential musicians of his era, yet almost completely unknown. Time to dig out my vinyl copy of Trout Mask Replica.

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By theloneranger at 2009-03-14

Trout Mask Replica...At the time of its release,arguably the most significant piece of art to be put on a vinyl record.

I have just been through my music cupboard to collate my Beefheart collection.

In there I find.

1 Safe as Milk...Vinyl
2 Strictly Personal.....Vinyl
3 Mirrorman...Vinyl
4 Trout Mask Replica....Vinyl
5 Lick My Decals Off Baby....CD
6 The Spotlight Kid....Vinyl
7 Clear Spot...Vinyl[Two Copies]
8 Strictly Personal....Vinyl
9 Bluejeans & Moonbeams....Vinyl
10 Bat Chain Puller[Shiny Beast]....Unable To Be located
11 Doc At The Radar Station....Vinyl
12 Icecream For Crow....Vinyl

That is the 12 standard albums he released.

13 Grow Fins Vol 11 Trout Mask Replica House Sessions[1999]....Vinyl

As no-one is likely to be holding a Beefheart memorial session,I will need to hold my own.

Thank you Old Billy for posting the first track on side one of Safe As Milk.

Interesting that it has had 682,073 viewings.

He had a good sized following in Europe where eccentrics and the avantgarde seem to be rather more positively accepted than in his home country.

The picture above is from 13 not 4.The essential difference is that red is substituted for green,and yellow for red.



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