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Captain Beefheart

10 Reasons Why This Pic Works for Me

 

1. Look, I've always wanted a good reason for letting Paris Hilton into my heart.

2. Her hands are not perfect (read claw hand).

3. Any Captain Beefheart publicity is good publicity (even hoax publicity___ I'll take it if only for that one shining moment when I thought it could be true). See Number 6.

4. That red barrette---hair thing. I think my little sister had a set of those. If it's part of some designer line of accessories, I'll be crushed.

5. Strike the last part of 4, I'll take half a dozen.

6. It brings out the Candide in me. No seriously, this is how I picture Cunegonde.

7. Fast and bulbous, got me?

8. She's wearing Mike Nelson's watch.

9. Oh maid, if only I knew what causeth thou to smile so!

10. I'm booglarized. I'm just sayin'.



WHAT TROUT MASK REPLICA HATH WROUGHT

Barack Obama Meets Captain Beefheart



THE

MEMPHIS

GOONS

RETURN

ONCE AGAIN

TO ASTONISH AMERICA

WITH THEIR EVER-DESTRUCTIBLE

ORIGINAL SOUND

Peppo by the Memphis Goons on Shangri-La Records

 

“THE MEMPHIS GOONS ARE THIS FANTASTIC AMERICAN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STORY.”   --Thurston Moore, guitarist for Sonic Youth

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      Media maven The Memphis Goons share a lifetime of hard-earned rockin’ noise experience and reveal the secrets to being youthful, spiritual, healthy and absolutely beautiful—both inside and out—as they embrace their senior years.  

About the Band

     The Memphis Goons came of age 10 years after the American garage-rock phenomenon and 20 years before grunge.  Recording between 1968 and 1974, The Memphis Goons were largely ignored by their fellow Memphis musicians, and likewise The Goons ignored their neighborly influences of the time—Elvis, Al Green, Alex Chilton.  They were indeed a clump of crabgrass sprouting in America’s rich musical soil.      



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PopKrazy Guide to Pop Culture

 

1969

Trout Mask Replica:  Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

Produced by Frank Zappa, Don Van Vliet’s masterwork was created as if it were an ethnic field recording—with the musicians living under cult-like conditions without food or regular sustenance.  The great British deejay John Peel has said it best: "If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is that work."

 

1973

Jimi Hendrix

This assemblage by Joe Boyd, John Head, and Gary Weis remains the finest rock-bio documentary ever made thanks to the legendary status of its subject, intuitive editing, unbelievable concert footage, and the streetwise comments of those who loved THE immortal rock guitarist.

1977

Marquee Moon: Television

Somewhere between the Ramones street sensibilities and the politics of English punk rested Television in a kind of twilight-zone of angular and jabbing guitarwork inspired by the Beatles, the 13th Floor Elevators, and Bohannon. This masterpiece is best experienced as the 2003 Rhino CD reissue with bonus tracks and outtakes and incredibly perceptive notes by Alan Licht.



CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND IN DETROIT IN 1971

AS ONE COMMENTATOR PUT IT:  THIS IS WHY YOUTUBE EXISTS, PAL.