Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Captain's Blues

In these two videos Captain Beefheart defaces the blues in his own unique and ingenious way, in different periods of his musical journey, with different incarnations of the Magic Band, proving he never lost his inspiration.
The live version of Click Clack, a song included on The Spotlight Kid album, is from a 1972 concert in an historical Paris concert hall called Le Bataclan (in that same year Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico also performed a legendary concert there).
The second video is a promo clip for the title track of his last record Ice Cream For Crow. Some of his paintings and some evocative landscapes of the Mojave Desert in southern California are shown in the clip. When Captain Beefheart leaved the music business, Don Van Vliet went to live in that desert, as a painter.
I don't think his music was just several years ahead of its times, he sounded like he came from several light years away from our planet.

Captain Beefheart - Click Clack (1972)
Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream For Crow (1982)


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Blogger squeezo said...

hello, mirco!
if you like donald vliet, you just can be a kind guy, honestly! i love the magic band and it's captain, though i've never saw him live, just one of his art exhibitions several years ago - really magical stuff!
all the best for you and your blog!

9/20/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks Squeezo, though the Captain is silent since a long time, his music will always survive, as it's always been out of tìme.
Congratulations on your blog too.

9/21/2006 12:39 AM  
Blogger tog77 said...

How do I download the Incredible string Band & Capt Beefheart stuff? There are no zip files?

9/23/2006 4:50 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Open that 0 kb file and you'll know how to do...

9/23/2006 6:51 PM  
Blogger Ummagumma said...

Grazie dei filmati di un artista dei miei tempi,ciao

9/26/2006 8:03 PM  

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