Birth Name: Don Van Vliet
Born: 15 January 1941 Died: 17 December 2010
Country of origin: United States
Captain Beefheart Videos
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Short and Sweet (40 person items)
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Blender Magazine's Top 50 Craziest Musicians (50 person items)
"He sang "Ice Cream for Crows." We have no idea why.
Case History: Avant-garde blues shouter Beefheart was abrasive, tyrannical and possibly clinically mad. While recording 1969's Trout Mask Replica, he locked his Magic Band in a house for eight months; once a week someone was allowed out to fetch food. In the meantime, his musicians struggled to interpret the music he was "writing" on the piano, an instrument he couldn't actually play.
Craziest Moment: Giving the Magic Band new names to match "