History Music / CaptainBeefheart

21st May '18 4:25:05 AM onionmaster
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* ThePeteBest: The original drummer Vic Mortenson, who lasted from Van Vliet & Zappa's pre-Magic band material right through to the recording of the A&M material, was most famously the author of the original version of "Call On Me" (the slow demo version found on Grow Fins). Due to his military training, he was called up for service and couldn't continue with the group. His successor PG Blakely is even more of an example since he was replaced by John French. The guitarist Doug Moon has the distinction of playing live with the group and on their A&M material, though he left prior to Safe As Milk.
19th May '18 3:32:37 AM onionmaster
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* GrowingTheBeard: Whilst the group had a reputation as a hard rhythm & blues group, "Electricity" (and particularly the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QCjmZnUmM video]] of it at the Cannes Festival) established them as something bizarre indeed.The
abstract lyrics recited in an unconventional manner, the unorthodox drum patterns, and slide guitar used in a freeform manner were like nothing before heard.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Whilst the group had a reputation as a hard rhythm & blues group, "Electricity" (and particularly the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QCjmZnUmM video]] of it at the Cannes Festival) established them as something bizarre indeed.The
The abstract lyrics recited in an unconventional manner, the unorthodox drum patterns, and slide guitar used in a freeform manner were like nothing before heard.
19th May '18 3:32:11 AM onionmaster
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* GrowingTheBeard: Whilst the group had a reputation as a hard rhythm & blues group, "Electricity" (and particularly the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QCjmZnUmM video]] of it at the Cannes Festival) established them as something bizarre indeed. The

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* GrowingTheBeard: Whilst the group had a reputation as a hard rhythm & blues group, "Electricity" (and particularly the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QCjmZnUmM video]] of it at the Cannes Festival) established them as something bizarre indeed. The
19th May '18 3:31:42 AM onionmaster
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* GrowingTheBeard: Whilst the group had a reputation as a hard rhythm & blues group, "Electricity" (and particularly the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QCjmZnUmM video]] of it at the Cannes Festival) established them as something bizarre indeed. The
abstract lyrics recited in an unconventional manner, the unorthodox drum patterns, and slide guitar used in a freeform manner were like nothing before heard.
18th May '18 4:25:18 AM onionmaster
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* LateExportForYou: Due to a contractual issue (The LP was recorded for Warner in the US whilst Beefheart was still contracted to Virgin elsewhere), 1978's "Shiny Beast" did not get released in the UK until 1980. As promotion was focused on his current LP "Doc At The Radar Station" at the time, it went somewhat under the radar.
** The UK did not receive the A&M singles until the mid-80s EP "The Legendary A&M Sessions". Only a mono version of "Safe As Milk" was released there in the 60s - it took a few years for the first stereo version to appear there (as "Dropout Boogie") and it initially omitted two tracks.
15th May '18 4:26:38 AM onionmaster
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** "Suction Prints" from ''Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)'' is a rewritten version of the ''Spotlight Kid''-era song "Pompadour Swamp", which originally had more sections.

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** "Suction Prints" from ''Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)'' is a rewritten version of the ''Spotlight Kid''-era song "Pompadour Swamp", which originally had more sections. One of the other sections (as played on the 1973 tour) was the basis for ''Sue Egypt'' from Doc At The Radar Station.
15th May '18 4:25:05 AM onionmaster
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* RevivalByCommercialization: "Moonlight In Vermont" was not a single at the time of Trout Mask Replica, but it is practically Beefheart's theme song whenever he is mentioned on the BBC. For a while, Radio 6 played it regularly.

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* RevivalByCommercialization: "Moonlight In On Vermont" was not a single at the time of Trout Mask Replica, but it is practically Beefheart's theme song whenever he is mentioned on the BBC. For a while, Radio 6 played it regularly.
15th May '18 4:17:58 AM onionmaster
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* ColbertBump: John Peel was frequently this for Beefheart in the UK.


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* RevivalByCommercialization: "Moonlight In Vermont" was not a single at the time of Trout Mask Replica, but it is practically Beefheart's theme song whenever he is mentioned on the BBC. For a while, Radio 6 played it regularly.
14th May '18 6:58:08 AM onionmaster
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* SampledUp: The backing music in "The Blimp" is "Charles Ives" by The Mothers, who were rehearsing in the next room whilst Music/FrankZappa was taking the call that produced the lyrics. Zappa liked the combination so much he says (as is heard at the end) that they should use it as is for the album. Although performing it live, Zappa didn't originally use "Charles Ives" on an album, only including a live version on ''You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore'' years later. (It later did appear on some reissues of ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'' as the closing section of "Didja Get Any Onya?", though.)

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* SampledUp: The backing music in "The Blimp" is "Charles Ives" by The Mothers, who were rehearsing in the next room whilst Music/FrankZappa was taking the call that produced the lyrics. Zappa liked the combination so much he says (as is heard at the end) that they should use it as is for the album. Although performing it live, Zappa didn't originally use "Charles Ives" on an album, only including a live version on ''You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore'' years later. (It later did appear on some reissues of ''Music/WeaselsRippedMyFlesh'' as the closing section of "Didja Get Any Onya?", though.)). In an interesting example, the two musicians who played on Charles Ives (percussionist Art Tripp and bassist Roy Estrada) - were later in the Magic Band, with the latter joining only for the Clear Spot era, so performances of the Blimp in that era are legitimate.


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* TheyAlsoDid: Three group members got more famous for other groups:
** Ry Cooder (Safe As Milk era, became a solo success)
** Gary Lucas (Last two LPs, later worked with JeffBuckley and wrote the riffs for his popular songs "Mojo Pin" and "Grace")
** Cliff Martinez (Ice Cream For Crow era, worked with RedHotChiliPeppers on their first two LPs)
14th May '18 6:39:56 AM onionmaster
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Though there were a few similarities, "Strictly Personal" was quite a bleak record in comparison to "Safe As Milk". More evidently, the original "Bat Chain Puller" was a deliberate attempt at this in reaction to the preceding three commercial LPs, though its' replacement "Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)" is one of his most happy sounding albums. The following LP, "Doc At The Radar Station" was notably dark and angry, and the final "Ice Cream For Crow" only slightly lighter in tone.
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