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.