Archive for the ‘Captain Beefheart’ Category

"Lick My Decals Off, Baby" Television Commercial, 1970

March 18, 2007

Sloth, Groucho:45. 6006 YD

St.Beefheart Documentary

January 10, 2007

Lust, Chico:51, 6006 YD

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Prime Beef

November 26, 2006

Sloth, Chico:6, 6006 YD

St.Beefheart being interviewed by David Letterman:

Frownland

September 12, 2005

my smile is stuck
i cannot go back t’ yer Frownland
my spirit’s made up of the ocean
n’ the sky ‘n the sun ‘n the moon
‘n all my eye can see
i cannot go back to yer land of gloom
where black jagged shadows
remind me of the comin’ of yer doom
i want my own land
take my hand ‘n come with me
it’s not too late for you
it’s not too late for me
t’ find my homeland
where uh man can stand by another man
without an ego flyin’
with no man lyin’
‘n no one dyin’ by n’ earthly hand
let the devils burn ‘n the beggar learn
‘n the little girls that live in those old worlds
take my kind hand
my smile is stuck
i cannot go back t’ yer Frownland

-DON VAN VLIET

Bongo Fury

August 30, 2005

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?‘”

Prime Quality Beef

August 25, 2005

calibrate me
primarily through
non-existent colour

one through twenty-three
gaunch skidoo
like uh helluva guru
pink n flirty n bulbous
like uh man show
guns n ammo
mano a mano
i yam what i yammo

shiatsu bones crack n splinter
the new wooden teeth licks
and damn well sucks
like the beef selling hoovers
to mr. huxley

in the end
what can you do
but chew?

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