Kandy Korn The oldest material is the most accessible and has helped me to crack the hard shell you need to get through before you can taste any of this man's unique catalogue. The album focuses on the dirty country-blues of his beginnings. There are also some psychedelic elements and of course Beefheart's well-known croaky-rasping devilish voice.
The most impressive piece here is the 19 minute long Tarotplane , which wasn't released till but surely demonstrates the man's huge influence on the kraut scene. Listening to this collection from start to top, the blues gradually disintegrates into a dissonant clash of short jagged riffs and off-beat rhythms. Sue Egypt from 's Doc at the Radar Station has many of the Captain's trademarks: sudden rhythmic breaks and twists, otherworldly sounds, a super-killer slide riff and vocal pyrotechnics taken into another dimension.
Captain Beefheart has been presented as some kind of weirdo, but contrary to what you might think, he was popular — particularly in the UK, where Trout Mask Replica went top 20 in early ; Lick My Decals Off, Baby reached No 21 a year later. Don Van Vliet was a complex, contradictory creature.
As has been well-documented, he was controlling, if not dictatorial, but at the same time possessed a deep love for the natural world. He was a carny, a visionary, a hustler, a utopian — as crazy and as focused as a desert fox. But what matters in the end is the work. Don Van Vliet. Call on Me. I'm Glad. Dropout Boogie. Captain Beefheart. Yellow Brick Road. Abba Zaba. Plastic Factory. In addition to his work with the Magic Band over this period, Beefheart also collaborated with several other musicians, most notably Frank Zappa , a friend from his teenage years with whom he worked intermittently during his musical career.
Beefheart may also have performed uncredited for contractual reasons on other Zappa albums, including Freak Out! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Frank Zappa discography. Captain Beefheart. Grow Fins: Rarities — Kandy Korn. John PeeL Interview. Down in the Bottom Chester Burnett. Captain Beefheart. Tupeleo John Lee Hooker.
Somebody in My Home Chester Burnett. Old Folks' Boogie Slim Green. James Infirmery Joe Primrose. Harp Instrumental Don Van Vliet.
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