Daily Archives: December 22, 2010

The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart

RIP Captain Beefheart
January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010


The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart

Great BBC documentary from 1997, narrated by John Peel, featuring Beefheart himself, Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder and More!

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Some YoYo Stuff: An observation of the observations of Don Van Vliet by Anton Corbijn, 1993

Don van Vliet, alias “Captain Beefheart”, is one of the most influential, misunderstood, talked about, admired, copied, treasured, loved and quoted musicians and yet he is still an obscure and mysterious artist. His quite abrupt artistic transformation from working with a microphone to a paintbrush in 1982 and his consequent move from the desert to the ocean meant even less direct contact with the outside world than before. Subsequently there is very little information about Don from this time onwards and this short black-and-white film made in 1993 is an unique opportunity to see and hear this unique man. The film is approximately 13 minutes long, directed and photographed in black and white.

on Corbijn’s homepage
on captain beefheart electricity

from ubuweb

via Pathway To Unknown Worlds

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