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.



  2. just found your blog browsing for stuff on Van Vliet's passing. very good deal ya got here. thanks!

  3. Much appreciated Arizona, hope you keep stopping by!

  4. Just discovered your blog as well, lots and lots to explore. Thank you.
    I loved seeing the Letterman clip again, I remember how excited I was when I saw it back in '81 or '82. Ice Cream for Crow is still one of my favorite albums, such a shame it was his last.
    Greetings from Columbia, MO.

  5. An occasion for me to change mine which is in 128k (Yes it was existing :-) ) But the research is because this article of Tom Waits about his best records
    We are not surprise to find Captain on it.
    I would be happy to see you on my blog but it is in French... Have a good time