Saturday, December 18, 2010

"I love you big dummy."

The legendary artist, musician, composer, and all around hi jinx master Don Van Vliet has died at the age of 69. His work with Captain Beefheart is something that hit me like a ton of bricks when I finally sat down to give it a chance. Don't let the beardy record store types lead you astray either. While "Trout Mask Replica" is a great album, it is far from my favorite. I have posted "Mirror Man" as it was the first I bought and I specifically remember playing "Candy Corn" for at least a solid year every couple weeks when I would dj. Fantastic and hypnotic in every which way. Long live Beefheart!

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