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Song of the Day – Wednesday 12/22/2010 Captain Beefheart December 22, 2010

Today’s SOTD is dedicated to Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart who passed away on Friday…

Don Van Vliet was an American musician and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart.  The LAist stated: “Trying to explain the world of Captain Beefheart to the uninitiated is a fruitless task. The music that Don Van Vliet and his shifting crew of dedicated accomplices known as the Magic Band unleashed between 1965 and 1982 defies description and confounds any attempts at drawing a comparison. The phrase “Beefheart-like” has come to be used as shorthand by music writers trying to describe any old thing with a bent toward oddball beats and dissonant chords, but it’s impossible to get a sense of what Beefheart is about by listening to any or all of the bands trying to live up to that description.”

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Sure ’nuff ‘n’ Yes I Do

http://www.beefheart.com/

Don Van Vliet—January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010