Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Formed 15 January 1965. Disbanded 17 December 1982
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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1965-01-15
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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Biography (Wikipedia)

Don Van Vliet (, born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010), best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist. Sometimes collaborating with his teenage friend Frank Zappa, Van Vliet's musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums between 1964 and 1982. His music blended elements of blues, free jazz, rock, and avant-garde composition with idiosyncratic rhythms, surrealist wordplay, and his wide vocal range, commonly reported as five octaves. Known for his enigmatic persona, Beefheart frequently constructed myths about his life and was known to exercise an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians.

Van Vliet developed an eclectic musical taste during his teen years in Lancaster, California, and formed "a mutually useful but volatile" friendship with Zappa. He began performing with his Captain Beefheart persona in 1964 and joined the original Magic Band line-up, initiated by Alexis Snouffer, the same year. The group released their debut album Safe as Milk in 1967 on Buddah Records. After being dropped by two consecutive record labels they signed to Zappa's Straight Records, where they released 1969's Trout Mask Replica; an album variously described as "unlistenable", "a joke", and a "masterpiece", that would later rank 58th in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 1974, frustrated by lack of commercial success, he pursued a more conventional rock sound, but the ensuing albums were critically panned; this move, combined with not having been paid for a European tour, and years of enduring Beefheart's abusive behavior, led the entire band to quit. Beefheart eventually formed a new Magic Band with a group of younger musicians and regained critical approval through three final albums: Shiny Beast (1978), Doc at the Radar Station (1980) and Ice

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Observatory Crest
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Observatory Crest
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Flash Gordon's Ape
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Flash Gordon's Ape
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Pena
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Pena
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Ella Guru
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Ella Guru
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You Know You're a Man
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You Know You're a Man
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Party Of Special Things To Do
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Party Of Special Things To Do
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Sweet Sweet Bulbs
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Sweet Sweet Bulbs
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Ice Cream for Crow
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Ice Cream for Crow
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Dropout Boogie
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Dropout Boogie
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New Electric Ride
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New Electric Ride
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Zig Zag Wanderer
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Zig Zag Wanderer
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Yellow Brick Road
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Yellow Brick Road
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I'm Glad
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I'm Glad
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Big Eyed Beans from Venus
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Big Eyed Beans from Venus
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Trust Us (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 May 1968)
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Trust Us (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 May 1968)
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Kandy Korn (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 May 1968)
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Kandy Korn (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 12 May 1968)
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The Floppy Boot Stomp
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The Floppy Boot Stomp
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Flash Gordon's Ape
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Flash Gordon's Ape
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The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
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The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
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Bellerin' Plain
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Bellerin' Plain
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I Love You, You Big Dummy
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I Love You, You Big Dummy
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Doctor Dark
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Doctor Dark
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Lick My Decals Off, Baby
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Lick My Decals Off, Baby
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Upon The My-O-My
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Upon The My-O-My
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Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
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Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
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Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Feb 1968)
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Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Feb 1968)
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Yellow Brick Road (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Feb 1968)
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Yellow Brick Road (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Feb 1968)
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Electricity (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Feb 1968)
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Electricity (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 Feb 1968)
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Kandy Korn
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Kandy Korn
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Orange Claw Hammer
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Orange Claw Hammer
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Diddy Wah Diddy
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Diddy Wah Diddy
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Tropical Hot Dog Night
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Tropical Hot Dog Night
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Sun Zoom Spark
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Sun Zoom Spark
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Evil Is Going On
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Evil Is Going On
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Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do
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Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do
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