Live archive release from the eccentric musical visionary. Noted for his powerful singing voice with it's wide range, Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life. This extraordinary record catches the Captain at his best; live on stage in 1981. Someone who was in the audience that night later wrote: 'The Captain Beefheart show was beyond my expectations, it washed over US with a magic gumbo of free-jazz, swampy blues, avante garde squawking and punky insolence. We loved it. We didn't know what it was, but we loved it. Captain Beefheart was at least twice as old as most of US in the room, but that wasn't an issue, not in the least. It rocked our world.'
Live archive release from the eccentric musical visionary. Noted for his powerful singing voice with it's wide range, Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life. This extraordinary record catches the Captain at his best; live on stage in 1981. Someone who was in the audience that night later wrote: 'The Captain Beefheart show was beyond my expectations, it washed over US with a magic gumbo of free-jazz, swampy blues, avante garde squawking and punky insolence. We loved it. We didn't know what it was, but we loved it. Captain Beefheart was at least twice as old as most of US in the room, but that wasn't an issue, not in the least. It rocked our world.'
5060230864136

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Format: CD
Label: GONZO
Rel. Date: 02/17/2015
UPC: 5060230864136

Commodore Ballroom Vancouver 1981 (Uk)
Artist: Captain Beefheart
Format: CD
New: Available to Order 16.98
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Hair Pie Bake III (Live)
2. Suction Prints (Live)
3. Low Yo Yo Stuff (Live)
4. Nowadays A Woman's Gotta Hit A Man (Live)
5. Abba Zabba (Live)
6. Band Intro (Live)
7. Sugar 'n Spikes (Live)
8. Peon (Live)
9. I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby (Live)
10. Old Black Snake (Live)
11. Alice In Blunderland (Live)
12. I'm A King Bee - Sugar Mama
13. Mirror Man (Live)
14. Big Eyed Beans From Venus (Live)
15. Golden Birdies (Live)

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Live archive release from the eccentric musical visionary. Noted for his powerful singing voice with it's wide range, Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life. This extraordinary record catches the Captain at his best; live on stage in 1981. Someone who was in the audience that night later wrote: 'The Captain Beefheart show was beyond my expectations, it washed over US with a magic gumbo of free-jazz, swampy blues, avante garde squawking and punky insolence. We loved it. We didn't know what it was, but we loved it. Captain Beefheart was at least twice as old as most of US in the room, but that wasn't an issue, not in the least. It rocked our world.'