posted by Lane Savant at 7:58 PM
Good choice for a Saturdaymorning wake up; has a realDr. JOHN feel to it, rife withCajun blues, touch of zydeco,and it really moves--althoughtwice it seemed to wind down,even stop, only to jump back upand slam some more jam. Do youhave all 12 of his studio albums.I first heard about Don as Capt.Beefheart from you in 1966,and never fully appreciated hismusic, thinking he was just asilly copy of the Frank Zappastyle of music; but it appearsVan Vliet was quite the innovator,and a successful painter sincethe 80's; died of MS, wheelchairbound, a brother in autoimmunity.
The Captain was the best; the best thing Zappa ever did was to produce Trout Mask Replica. Points of view with this sort of originality are rarely seen; that he got it out in a way that is just now being really appreciated is even rarer and damn lucky in this unlucky age. The captains 12 records are gems, the bootlegs are even cooler. He played the showbox in Seattle on his 40th birthday (on the u tubes somewhere) and greatness happened again. RIP in striped light!
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