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In Memoriam Captain Beefheart

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 17th December 2010 4:43pm
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Experimental artist/rock n roll pioneer Captain Beefheart, born Don Van Vliet, has died of complications from Multiple Sclerosis. When asked for his thoughts about the passing of his childhood friend Frank Zappa, Van Vliet replied "He was the only Frank Zappa I ever knew."

If there were ever a truly original figure in the world of music, Captain Beefheart is surely it. I implore all of you who love the wack shit to grab yourself a copy of "Trout Mask Replica" drink a shitton of whisky and crank it way super incredibly loud.

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Comments & Discussion:

The dust blows forward and the dust blows back.

Very impressed you guys know of the great Captain. He was one of my favorites, although I admit most people won't be fans of his music if they ever are lucky enough to hear him. I hope Tom Waits will mention the Captain when Waits gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rest in peace.

With both he and Syd Barrett, there was comfort that at least they were still HERE. Now they are not. They are gone. Very sad.

I read earlier that he had been struggling with health issues for a while, but it's always sad to hear. He was something. Here's "Ice Cream for Crow" one more time, with its very fitting end ...


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