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Don Van Vliet, 1941–2010

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Photography & design by Ed Thrasher. So long, Spotlight Kid. This was only announced a few hours ago so you’ll be hearing a lot more about Captain Beefheart this weekend. What is there to say? I have all the albums and a lot of other stuff besides: rarities, outtakes, bootlegs and so on. Beefheart was […]

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Some YoYo Stuff

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Some YoYo Stuff: An observation of the observations of Don Van Vliet by Anton Corbijn (1993). Anton Corbijn’s sad and touching short about Captain Beefheart is at Ubuweb. Includes a brief appearance by David Lynch. Don van Vliet, alias “Captain Beefheart”, is one of the most influential, misunderstood, talked about, admired, copied, treasured, loved and […]

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The genius of Captain Beefheart

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Mission: unlistenable His music is described as a metal sock, an action painting and a mad, giant watch—yet it has inspired bands from Talking Heads to the White Stripes. John Harris gets to grips with Captain Beefheart John Harris Friday August 4, 2006 The Guardian IN THE 1980s, American researchers found that the average album […]

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