Captain Beefheart’s finest albums: a patrons’ information

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“I’d all the time thought music was too formal,” Don Van Vliet informed one US critic in 1973. “So I assumed, ‘I’ll get into this and repair it.’” 

The repair, by then, was properly and really on. 4 years earlier, Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, had launched his masterpiece, the avant-rock behemoth that was Trout Masks Duplicate. Recorded along with his Magic Band, it distorted Delta blues, Beat poetry and free jazz by means of the prism of his personal absurdist creativeness, creating a complete new musical dialogue. It was frenzied and disciplined, visionary but tradition-bound. 


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