Bongo Fury

This story made me laugh this morning, so it’s worth recounting. It’s from the excellent biography “Captain Beefheart” by Mike Barnes, and it concerns many artist’s attempts to lure the Beef back into performing music:

“Another offer came from Bono, singer with U2. He wrote to Van Vliet offering him a support slot on an upcoming tour and allegedly said that he would like to write with him. Far from being flattered by this invitation, Van Vliet disingenuously asked friends: ‘Who is this Bongo?‘”

One Response to “Bongo Fury”

  1. Oscypek Says:

    that is awesome!

    why the hell would Captain Beefhart OPEN for U2 anyway? i hate Bono more and more all the time. what at self-important prick.


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