Saturday, December 18, 2010
RIP Captain Beefheart (1941 - 2010)
The great composer of dirty blues, going on the age of 70, Don Van Vliet, or known on stage as Captain Beefheart, passed away last night due to a mix of complications from his multiple sclerosis. Beefheart always pushed himself out of the genres people tried to label him with, and he had an undying passion for constantly pushing boundaries. His catalog is somewhat vast, and I've only really come to know two or three of his albums, but it is still easy to feel a great loss at his passing. Pay some tribute to the legend and give his work your attention this weekend.
Here's his 1969 avant-garde masterpiece, Trout Mask Replica.