Do you get captain beefheart ?

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  1. catdaddy

    catdaddy Tele-Afflicted

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    Clear Spot remains one of my favorite albums of all-time. Just hit that long lunar note and let it float...
     
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    Again. No.
     
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    warrent Friend of Leo's

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    And most succesfully Alice Cooper after a 7 am audition.

    As for the OP try Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) from 1976 it's a good intro and a great album.
     
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    What a band. What a voice.

    Maybe he is not for everybody.

    Sadly.
     
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    Wayne Alexander Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Way back in the late 60s or early 70s I heard a quote that was attributed to Don- that the theory of his music was to make sounds that were harsh/annoying enough that the only way to be able to stay in the room while his music was playing was to focus intensely on the lyrics. I don't know whether this was actually was something he said, or whether it was apocryphal, but I always thought it fit the situation.
     
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    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

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    I read an interview with Beefheart where the interviewer asked him whether he could hear things different than most people, he replied that he wasn't sure but said that he was HERE different than others.

    Members of his band formed Mallard, the Beefheart influences are there, but smoothed out.

     
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    try this again.



    About 1:20 that will change your Life without making it any better.
     
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    Intentionally weird for the sake of being weird.

    Preposterous twaddle.
     
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    I was lucky enough to catch the Captain when I was at college and he visited England. I was more adventurous in my musical exploration then, taking in concerts from Larry Coryell to Roland Kirk to T-Bone Walker and Webern, Shakti and June Tabor... I saw Zappa, too and I don't think that either was emulating the other. They were both pushing boundaries to the limits in the same way I saw later with Miles Davis. I do remember that both performances were hi energy and surprising easy to listen to, and because of that, very enjoyable
     
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    Some pretty good stuff on Trout Mask, but pales in comparison to The Shaggs for rhythmic complexity, overlaid with multi-harmonic alien New Hampshire space drive.
     
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    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Yes, yes, fast and bulbous !

    Plus, guitar guitar guitar ! Lots of guitariffic moments in the following selections, neither of which is zippity doo dah , so it must be blues..,


     
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    depends how drunk i am and i was pretty drunk that night i dug one of there tracks, who to love i think it was?
     
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    That video is freakin' awesome :D

     
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    I have posted this before ...

    “Budding guitarists take note.

    1. Listen to the birds
    That’s where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren’t going anywhere.

    2. Your guitar is not really a guitar
    Your guitar is a divining rod. Use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over. A guitar is also a fishing rod. If you’re good, you’ll land a big one.

    3. Practice in front of a bush
    Wait until the moon is out, then go outside, eat a multi-grained bread and play your guitar to a bush. If the bush doesn’t shake, eat another piece of bread.

    4. Walk with the devil
    Old Delta blues players referred to guitar amplifiers as the “devil box.” And they were right. You have to be an equal opportunity employer in terms of who you’re brining over from the other side. Electricity attracts devils and demons. Other instruments attract other spirits. An acoustic guitar attracts Casper. A mandolin attracts Wendy. But an electric guitar attracts Beelzebub.

    5. If you’re guilty of thinking, you’re out
    If your brain is part of the process, you’re missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.

    6. Never point your guitar at anyone
    Your instrument has more clout than lightning. Just hit a big chord then run outside to hear it. But make sure you are not standing in an open field.

    7. Always carry a church key
    That’s your key-man clause. Like One String Sam. He’s one. He was a Detroit street musician who played in the fifties on a homemade instrument. His song “I Need a Hundred Dollars” is warm pie. Another key to the church is Hubert Sumlin, Howlin’ Wolf’s guitar player. He just stands there like the Statue of Liberty — making you want to look up her dress the whole time to see how he’s doing it.

    8. Don’t wipe the sweat off your instrument
    You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.

    9. Keep your guitar in a dark place
    When you’re not playing your guitar, cover it and keep it in a dark place. If you don’t play your guitar for more than a day, be sure you put a saucer of water in with it.

    10. You gotta have a hood for your engine
    Keep that hat on. A hat is a pressure cooker. If you have a roof on your house, the hot air can’t escape. Even a lima bean has to have a piece of wet paper around it to make it grow.”
     
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    I wanted to do Jean luc Godard but yeah spike is ok
     
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    Oh yeah! Jean-Luc, Jean-Luc ... great director. How about Michal Urbaniak?
     
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  18. johnny k

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    I dont get tom for sure but i wish i did.
     
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    Better check my decals.
     
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    yes. and, as with frank, you either like it or don't, such as all music. there is only good music and bad music.

    play music!
     
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