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Captain Beefheart Dies at 69 |
Don Van Vliet — the iconic experimental musician known as Captain Beefheart — died today due to complications from multiple sclerosis at a hospital in Northern California, according to reports. He was 69.

His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called The Magic Band, active between 1965 and 1982, with whom he recorded 12 studio albums. Van Vliet released some of the most challenging rock albums ever, which showed off his quirky knack for free-form experimental rhythms, avant-garde melodies, and his gruff, smoky howl.

Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) -


pinkie said...

I'm shocked,saddened..and just plain gutted :(

Anonymous said...

Music that rubs most people the wrong way... I love it!!! ... even in High School all my punk rock friends used to be offended by "Doc At The Radar Station" my favorite album in 1983... Trout Mask is the filter for all serious connoisseurs of music... if you don't like this or at least appreciate TMR... your taste in music sucks, your opinions suck and come to think of it... you suck! RIP Don Van Vliet


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