Captain Beefheart - It's Too Hard- It's Beefheart! download album
At Convocation Hall, 1974. It would later transpire that much of this situation was transient and that Buddah's Bob Krasnow was to set up his own label. The label that was unsurprisingly named Blue Thumb launched with its first release Strictly Personal, a truncated version of the original Beefheart vision of a double album. Thus "25th Century Quaker" became a track and a potential band-name became a label. French writes of being punched by band members, thrown into walls, kicked, punched in the face by Beefheart hard enough to draw blood, being attacked with a sharp broomstick. Eventually Beefheart, French says, threatened to throw him out an upper floor window. He admits complicity in similarly attacking his bandmates during "talks" aimed at them.
It's just a bad album though. But I love Beefheart's nasty voice. For sure it's not got much in the way of melody. but it's got a wonderful rhythm, and the vocals. ok, many people would balk at calling this singing, but then I think we agree that Beefheart sure can sing and I don't think he could have delivered this astounding vocal without being able to sing.
Party sounds so earthy, it’s hard to imagine Beefheart wasn’t trying in some way to emulate the shaman of New Orleans R&B, Dr. John. An artist of equal idiosyncrasy and grit-not to mention a true contemporary, born two months before Beefheart-John had enjoyed his breakout hit, Right Place Wrong Time, in 1973. If Beefheart had indeed intended Bluejeans to be a serious contender for mainstream radio play, Dr. John was one of the few touchstones Beefheart could have credibly pointed toward.
Captain Beefheart in a 1980 interview with Lester Bangs. Don Van Vliet died last week, but for those who worshiped his work as Captain Beefheart, he's been gone a long time. His last album with the Magic Band, Ice Cream for Crow, came out 28 years ago. So it's a little shocking to realize he was only 69, and spent so much of his life in musical silence
Listen to music from Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band like I'm Glad, Zig Zag Wanderer & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. Their music was characterized by bluesy melodies, shambolic instrumentation, idiosyncratic, unbound timings, the growls and shrieks of Beefheart's vocals and his surreal, poetic lyrics.
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|A1||Best Batch Yet|
|A2||Dirty Blue Gene|
|A3||Safe As Milk|
|A4||Flavor Bud Living|
|A5||Bat Chain Puller|
|A6||Big Eyed Beans From Venus|
|B1||The Talking Asshole
Read By [Uncredited] – Frank ZappaText By [Uncredited] – William S. Burroughs
|B3||Somebody In My Home|
|B4||Old Folks Boogie|
- Recorded At – Avalon Ballroom
- Recorded At – Entermedia Theater, NY
NotesThis is a disparate unauthorized compilation of live work by Beefheart, with the more modern songs on the A-side, backed by earlier 'Avalon Ballroom' work on the B-side. For some obscure reason the B-side has a Zappa track from his reading of Burroughs' work at Various - The Nova Convention in 1978 - which has no Beefheart significance.
The cover does not list track A4.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - stamped): C 1 I
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - stamped): C 2 I