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Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart

Buddah Records
Buddah Records

45 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Looks Backward With Experimental Blues-Rock on ‘Mirror Man’

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's fifth album was a step both forward and backward.

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Captain Beefheart Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Captain Beefheart Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Like his high-school pal Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart is an acquired taste.

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Straight / Reprise
Straight / Reprise

45 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Continues His Wild Musical Experiments on ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’

In a few short years, Captain Beefheart had gone from making fairly conventional rough-and-tumble R&B music to creating an entirely new and previously unheard world of sound.

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DiscReet
DiscReet

40 Years Ago: Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart Unleash Their ‘Bongo Fury’

The tour in which Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart resumed their friendship was captured on 'Bongo Fury.'

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Virgin
Virgin

35 Years Ago: Captain Beefheart Seals His Comeback With ‘Doc at the Radar Station’

Captain Beefheart was in the middle of a late-career renaissance when he released 'Doc at the Radar Station' in August 1980.

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Revanant
Revanant

The Story of Captain Beefheart’s Masterpiece, ‘Trout Mask Replica’

Trout Mask Replica is one of the weirdest and wildest albums ever to be released.

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Virgin
Virgin

Captain Beefheart Box Focuses on Early-’70s Material and Rarities

Though rightly famous for 1969's 'Trout Mask Replica,' Captain Beefheart continued constructing experimental, deeply intriguing albums into the '80s.

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Captain Beefheart
Rhino Records

Top 10 Captain Beefheart Songs

Singer, songwriter, musician, artist, poet and all-around weirdo Don Van Vliet came up with his Captain Beefheart persona around 1964. Within a year, he had his first, and only (minor), hit, a garage-rock cover of Bo Diddley's 'Diddy Wah Diddy.' Things ...

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YouTube
YouTube

Rare TV Performances Of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Released On DVD

Pioneer, artist, crazy, bluesman, rock and roller are all terms that could be tossed out to describe the late, great Don Van Vliet, aka. Captain Beefheart. His legendary recordings like 'Safe As Milk,' 'Clear Spot' and the infamous 'Trout Mask Replica' are all essential additions to the adventurous listener's music library. Now, thanks to the fine folks at the U.K. label Gonzo MultiMedia, we can see the man and his Magic Band in action.

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