Tag Archives: Captain Beefheart

two or three beefheart rarities

Cathy’s cloneby the Tubes, featuring Don (Van) Vliet aka Captain Beefheart on alto saxophone … off their third lp Now(1977), where you’ll also find a cover version of My head is my only house unless it rains“. And below: Coati Mundi (Andy Hernandez of Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band ànd Kid Creole & the Coconuts fame) covering Beefheart’s Tropical hot dog night– off his Little Coati Mundi The Former 12 Year Old Geniuslp (1983).

beefheart’s dust sucker of a bat chain puller

= 1980 French tv (“Chorus”) … 2012-02-22: Vaulternative / Zappa records have finally released the original 1976 “Bat Chain Puller” album by Captain Beefheart. Officially. It’s outrageously expensive but it sounds much, much better than the unofficial “Dust Sucker” release by the Ozit leeches, said to contain the 1976 recordings as well, well … The title track’s rhythm is said to be based on the sound of Don Van Vliet’s Volvo car’s windscreen wipers. And the blues, of course. Webcore, webcore.

Beefbonus: Vliet phases Letterman!

bye bye beefheart


R.I.P. Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart (1941-01-15 > 2010-12-17) … See earlier http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/captainbeefheart and this 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 part documentary and the links you’ll find there, and also these thin teardrops:

closing the cycle / beefheart books & verlaine

“Love lies” is off “Shiny Beast” and in a different version on Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s “Dichotomy (Rarities, Out-Takes & Demos From The ’60s & ’70s)” cd (Ozit 8003). Hey and Drumbo (John French) has just published a Beefheart book via Proper, viz. “Beefheart: through the eyes of magic” (ISBN 9780956121219), cf. http://www.propermusic.com/products.asp?recnumber=816 ! In 1998, we’d already welcomed “Lunar notes” by Zoot Horn Rollo (Bill Harkleroad) (ISBN 0946719217): http://www.afka.net/Books/lunar.htm + http://www.safpublishing.com/store/pages/html/saf_alt.html (see also U0217+U0223 for a review of his solo cd and an interview). And while you’re at it, check Mike Barnes’ book too (ISBN 9780711941342 – good luck finding it on http://www.omnibuspress.com/ – a very lousy site!) … and loads more via http://www.freewebs.com/teejo/suction/suction.html#books + http://www.beefheart.com/ !
Note: interview with John French (ànd with Sly Stone) in the current issue of Mojo!


Bonus – we now close the book on Valentine for one year:

Watching the curtains tremble,
Time trickling away,
On a bright and freezing afternoon.
I remember oh so well
The sweetness in your voice,
When you said “I belong to you,
Honey I do”.
You know I gotta say to myself,
“O foolish heart, silly thing,
You hear any old tune and you sing,
You sing…”
Seasons pass…
It’s so quiet, I hear the raindrops
Splashing on the leaves
Somehow it brings your face to mine.
And the tapping of a branch
On my window pane,
Somehow it’s ravaging my sense of time,
My sense of time…
I gotta say to myself,
“O foolish heart, silly thing,
You hear any old tune and you sing,
You sing…”

From: “O foolish heart”, Tom Verlaine, 1984, (Coverlp). Not yet on YouTube …
More Verlaine lyrics via http://www.thewonder.co.uk/indlyric.htm


#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.