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Captain Beefheart

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guy Named Sue, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
  2. bbarott

    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Marietta Georgia
    That's an awesome documentary I had no idea it even existed. Trout was arguably the most original album of the '60s, and that's saying something. I still play it on occasion. 'Moonlight on Vermont', brilliant!

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  3. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    Yeah, when Frank Zappa says you're kind of a strange guy, you're kind of a strange guy.
     
  4. hornpiper

    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 23, 2014
    Portland, OR
    I saw Captain Beefheart live late 60's I think. Trout Mask Replica era. I think I was fortunate in that I don't think they toured or played live all that much? I know that he and his Magic Band had that "wierd" reputation, but like Zappa and the Mothers, (saw them 3-4 times), they were a really tight band of excellent musicians. Loved the musicians names...Zoot Horn Rollo..Winged Eel Fingerling.....I know this is random, but the first time I heard Tom Waits my thought was, this guy HAD to have some Beefheart influence.
     
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  5. Guitaraxe

    Guitaraxe Strat-O-Master

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  6. bbarott

    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Marietta Georgia
    ^^ Really jealous of this. Damn, what a show that most have been. Good friend of mine introduced me to him about 1971, he was hard into Beefheart and Merle Haggard, go figure.

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  7. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT????? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I saw CB a few times in SF. Quite a show.
     
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  8. nungesser

    nungesser running with the moonshine dogs Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    Ireland
    damn, I saw your name RB next to the Beefheart post and thought for sure I was gonna get a page long description of the freak show.. maybe not for prime time viewing:eek:
     
  9. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT????? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Plus, I cain't remember squat.:confused::D
     
  10. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    Just make some stuff up :thumb:
     
  11. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
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    I seen Captain Beefheart with Zappa. It was a great show. It was very much like Bongo Fury which they recorded a few nights before in Texas. I know they played Apostrophe and Muffin Man both with jaw dropping guitar by Frank. Lots of Overnight Sensation tunes too. So glad I saw that...
     
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  12. Strums

    Strums Strat-Talker

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    Priceless. Thanks for posting.
     
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  13. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    Love TMR and Bongo Fury, saw him on Letterman in the 80s he had a bottle of something in a paper bag he was sipping while talking to Dave. What a character!
     
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  14. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    "Give me your Beefy love..." ?:thumb:
     
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  15. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    After seeing the Frank Zappa thread i had to reopen this one.

    In this you tube video the camera person is fixated on the drummer.
    Maybe because he has under wear on his head:thumb:

     
  16. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
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  17. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

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    I saw Beefheart, on what was likely the same tour, when he was playing with Frank. Beefheart came and went, on and off, from the stage and played only dissonant noodling on an alto sax. I'm a long-time Beefheart listener, but I couldn't really say that he was trying to mesh with the music on stage.

    This show (on Mothers' Day, ironically) was terrible compared to the one you saw, however.

    The band was separated from their semi-truck-load of equipment due to bad logistics and they had to rent the sound system, instruments, and all backline in Indianapolis. The sound was muffled and terrible in a convention center that was usually a nightmare for sound techs. Frank's rented Telecaster (no SGs that night) was microphonic at stage volume and squealed like a piglet in a vise. My view of the stage was at a major angle and all I could make out was white or white blonde Tele with a maple board. Met him at the band's Mother's Day party afterward and it was obvious he was POd about the situation. Beefheart was not at the party, but a jovial George Duke was and an irritated Don Preston kept coming and going.
     
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