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OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 18, 2010 00:18

RIP ---- Safe Journey



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: andrewm ()
Date: December 18, 2010 00:20

Wow, really sorry to read this thread subject. Huge loss, RIP Don Van Vliet.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: ChrisM ()
Date: December 18, 2010 00:21

Wow! Sorry to hear that. God bless the man and his music. Thanks Captain!

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: December 18, 2010 00:25

RIP






Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Date: December 18, 2010 00:38

Long gone to Hong Kong

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: December 18, 2010 00:45

Sad news. Rest in Peace

-------------------
Keep On Rolling smoking smiley

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: December 18, 2010 00:53

wow. so strange - i had just finished listening to trout mask replica before i looked at this thread. hadn't listen to that album in ages - eerie almost.

rip

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: stones78 ()
Date: December 18, 2010 00:58

RIP A great musician.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Svartmer ()
Date: December 18, 2010 01:29

Quote
StonesTod
wow. so strange - i had just finished listening to trout mask replica before i looked at this thread. hadn't listen to that album in ages - eerie almost.

rip

And I just read about him tonight in Nick Kent´s book Apathy for the devil. Spooky...

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: roryg ()
Date: December 18, 2010 01:51

Time for some long neck bottles. Meet you on the other side Don

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: December 18, 2010 01:52

Relationship with Frank Zappa:

Van Vliet met Frank Zappa when they were both teenagers and shared an interest in rhythm and blues and Chicago blues. They collaborated together from this early stage, and Zappa gave Van Vliet his stage name of Captain Beefheart. In 1963, the pair recorded a demo at the Pal Recording Studio in Cucamonga as the Soots, with the intention of a major label signing them. Their efforts were unsuccessful, as "Beefheart's Howlin' Wolf vocal style and Zappa's distorted guitar" was "not on the agenda" at the time.

The friendship between Zappa and Van Vliet over the years was sometimes expressed in the form of rivalry as musicians drifted back and forth between Van Vliet and Zappa's respective groups. Van Vliet embarked on the 1975 Bongo Fury tour with Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, mainly due to the fact that conflicting contractual obligations made him unable to tour or record independently. Their relationship grew highly acrimonious on the tour to the point of them refusing to talk to one another. Zappa became irritated by Van Vliet, who drew constantly, including while on stage, filling one of his large sketch books with rapidly executed portraits and warped caricatures of Zappa. Musically, Van Vliet's primitive style greatly contrasted with Zappa's compositional discipline and abundant technique. Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black would consider the situation as "two geniuses" on "ego trips". While estranged for years afterwards, they reconnected at the end of Zappa's life, after his diagnosis with terminal prostate cancer. Their collaborative work appears on the Zappa rarity collections The Lost Episodes (1996) and Mystery Disc (1996). Particularly notable is their song "Muffin Man", included on the Zappa/Beefheart Bongo Fury album as well as Zappa's compilation album Strictly Commercial (1995). This song was used as a finale in Zappa's concerts for many years afterwards. Beefheart also provided vocals for "Willie the Pimp" on Zappa's otherwise instrumental album Hot Rats (1969). One track on Trout Mask Replica, "The Blimp (mousetrapreplica)", actually features Magic Band guitarist Jeff Cotton talking on the telephone to Zappa superimposed onto an unrelated live recording of the Mothers of Invention (the backing track was later released in 1992 as "Charles Ives" on You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 ). Van Vliet also played the harmonica on two songs of two Zappa albums: One Size Fits All (1975) on "San Ber'dino", credited as Bloodshot Rollin' Red, and Zoot Allures (1976) on "Find Her Finer".

(From Wiki)

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: angee ()
Date: December 18, 2010 01:52

Oh, no, I never did get to hear him perform in concert.
RIP CB.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: vudicus ()
Date: December 18, 2010 01:52

This is terrible news.

RIP Don!

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Floorbird ()
Date: December 18, 2010 02:19

Wow sad news, I'll be listening to him over the next few days in memory.
"Too soon gone." RIP Captain.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Dark Horse 77 ()
Date: December 18, 2010 02:23

Sad goodbye to a true original. It's rumored the Zappa Family Trust are going to be releasing the original version of Bat Chain Puller next year. A fitting tribute to one of the greats.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Roll73 ()
Date: December 18, 2010 02:29

Gutted. A true original. RIP Don....







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Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: December 18, 2010 03:02

Oh dear. This is really sad news. What an amazing musician and human being Don Van Vliet was. An absolute innovator with a great sense of humour who was far ahead of his time.

Saw him twice - at Knebworth 75 on the same bill as Steve Miller Band and Pink Floyd and then at The Venue, Victoria in 1980 when he was touring Doc At The Radar Station.

God bless you Captain. Gonna miss you. God bless you and have a safe journey.



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Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: hbwriter ()
Date: December 18, 2010 03:18

RIP to a true artist




Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Back Of My Palm ()
Date: December 18, 2010 03:36

So sad, rest in peace, Beef-Don Van Vliet!

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Back Of My Palm ()
Date: December 18, 2010 03:46




Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Gangster-of-love ()
Date: December 18, 2010 09:25

Find a nice place in heaven where you can play your amazing stuff!

RIP

Gangster

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: December 18, 2010 09:53

RIP Captain.†

Loved his work with Zappa.







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Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Nikolai ()
Date: December 18, 2010 10:07

RIP.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: benon again ()
Date: December 18, 2010 16:10

RIP

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: ab ()
Date: December 18, 2010 18:23

A true original. RIP.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Whale ()
Date: December 18, 2010 21:33

A very sad passing indeed.

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: December 18, 2010 21:37

To remember how great he was check out this incredible version of Big Eyed Beans From Venus.




Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: December 18, 2010 21:43

rip


Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Rank Stranger ()
Date: December 19, 2010 19:05



Very sad news indeed!!
Saw him only one time back in 74.
Thanks to all who posted these wonderful videos.
What a voice!!
And he always had a great band!

Re: OT: RIP Captain Beefheart
Posted by: Mathijs ()
Date: December 19, 2010 23:36

Love and hate with the Captain. He made the best and worst music I ever heard. Upon the My Oh My is one of the best things I've heard, Save as Milk is fantastic, I'm Gonna Boogiarize You Baby funks as hell, Ice Cream for Crow is good . But I can't understand Trout Mask. It's just beyond me, I can't see the beauty of it. Yes, it is important as it spowned the post-Nighthawks Tom Waits, but I just can't get through it.

Sad he died, although of course the musician Beefheart died in 1982.

Mathijs



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