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Captain Beefheart

Postby Angry_Dragon on Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:12 pm

NOT CRAP
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby howiemarx on Wed Oct 27, 2004 3:52 pm

beefheart-not crap
magic band-not crap
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Postby BenjieLoveless on Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:51 am

NOt Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
.......of the BLUE HUMOURS
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Postby areopagite on Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:51 am

a bud and i were drunk and spewing music talk last night and wound up meditating on beefheart for a while. i had asked him why i should like king crimson. and the root of his answer was that it seems kind of sterile now, but "for the time" it was really bold and technically amazing. bah. the counter for that idea that music was good for the period of its inception was given by the mention of beefheart. in the age of hella, lightning bolt, the locust, and all that mind-trip craziness, beefheart's records (some as old as 35 years) are still so relevant and eye-opening. i cannot imagine hearing trout mask in 1969. that would probably have inspired my belief in extraterrestrials.

all gold:
safe as milk
trout mask replica
lick my decals off baby
doc at the radar station

also for folks with an acute interest, look in to purchasing the 5-disc box set "grow fins" released by renevant. it is thoroughly affordable if you pruchase it directly from the label and comes with a 100-something page chronicle of the various incarnations of beefheart by john "drumbo" french. it is worth the price of admission for disc 3 alone which is all instrumental versions of songs they played for trout mask as recorded in their "compound" and scrapped by beefheart as being "cheap." it is amazing to hear their instrumentation without the overbearing vocals by don van vliet. disc 5 has a version of orange claw hammer done with frank zappa playing acoustic guitar which gives that song a whole new life and depth. also features don stopping in the middle of singing on a radio broadcast and refusing to go any further because "the mic is too small."
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Postby BenjieLoveless on Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:32 am

Its official! Captain Beefheart is 100% not crap!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Christopher_Dragon on Sun May 21, 2006 11:14 am

Bump.
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Postby AAAAAAAARGH on Sun May 21, 2006 11:21 am

Is this a joke? How could Captain Beefheart ever be crap?
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Postby Angus Jung on Sun May 21, 2006 11:48 am

areopagite wrote:disc 5 has a version of orange claw hammer done with frank zappa playing acoustic guitar which gives that song a whole new life and depth.

This is my favorite thing, and maybe the biggest revelation, on the "Grow Fins" box.

It is very surprising, and beautiful and moving, to hear Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa play this song together in the way they do.
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Postby tommydski on Sun May 21, 2006 12:13 pm

the fact that the captain was friends with zappa always amazes me.
that is, until i remember that god was also associated with lucifer at one point.

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Postby agent202 on Sun May 21, 2006 1:08 pm

genius.
every morning, all day i put myself away...
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Postby sunlore on Sun May 21, 2006 1:16 pm

tommydski wrote:the fact that the captain was friends with zappa always amazes me.
that is, until i remember that god was also associated with lucifer at one point.


As much as I am often times unimpressed by Frank Zappa's music, I am not prepared to dismiss him like that. For one, I think his was an original and antagonistic genius. At times, an absolutely incredible guitarist, like a make-every-note-count incredible guitarist, on top of that.

I was always amazed by the fact that Zappa and van Vliet met already in highschool, as fellow-residents of the anything-but-worldy town of Lancaster, California.

Hey Tommy, do yourself a favor and listen to Bongo Fury. You'll get the idea.
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Postby copower on Sun May 21, 2006 3:08 pm

holy shit no.
you cant ever get bored or tired of this stuff.
the guys a fackin jeenyus.
way cool style too!

first 3 albums and the magic band..... incredible!

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Postby Sebastian J. on Mon May 22, 2006 8:58 pm

NOT CRAP
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Postby Wheely on Tue May 23, 2006 9:24 am

Still NOT CRAP!

I've never heard "Lick my decals off baby". Please take this opportunity to tell me how much I'm missing out. I've heard it's their best: true or not true? If it's true, please burn a copy for me since I can't find it anywhere other than Ebay for $30.
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Postby AAAAAAAARGH on Tue May 23, 2006 2:25 pm

Wheely wrote:Still NOT CRAP!

I've never heard "Lick my decals off baby". Please take this opportunity to tell me how much I'm missing out. I've heard it's their best: true or not true? If it's true, please burn a copy for me since I can't find it anywhere other than Ebay for $30.


I bought this on new 180g vinyl months ago ($12), which is the only format it has been produced on save for a few years. I have seen this copy all over the place (Edit: http://www.neptunerecords.com/product/?releaseid=459 ). If you don't like records then I think it's safe to download now (slsk will have it) anyway cause every label it's been out on is independent.

Is it the best? If you are like me and have outlistened Trout Mask to the point of it sounding a long stretch from being as wild and diverse as it did the first time you 'got it,' you will love it. I will always call Trout Mask my favorite Beefheart because realizing how all the parts came together was one of the most musically fulfilling moments I have ever had, but I listen to Decals most often now. It's a less sloppy, more jazzy/'foreign' sounding version of Trout Mask which better recording. One of the guitars was replaced by a marimba which makes the instrumental interplay different but not worse.
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Postby lungboy on Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:58 pm

NOT crap.
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Postby Schadenfreude on Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:43 pm

My best friend is Zoot Horn Rollo's nephew.




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Postby simmo on Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:35 am

I insist that should anyone vote CRAP, Russ provides us with their IP address, we do some scouting around, find out where they live, and chop their decals off baby. Beefheart is one of the greatest vocalists of all time, the Magic Band one of the best bands of all time. NOT CRAP.

But I've never fully understood what all this Zappa-hating is about... I mean, you guys like Tortoise, right? Last two albums = pure Zappa.
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Postby tommydski on Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:56 am

i wasn't aware that tortoise are misogynistic little shits.

fuck frank zappa.
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Postby simmo on Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:54 am

What's he done though?
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