Captain Beefheart flies off the radar

For all his music’s complexity, Captain Beefheart‘s popularity is a constant thing – even now, after Don Van Vliet’s death. A painter and a seer as well as musician, the Captain’s late ’70s output remains underestimated, though, and his albums with a new MAGIC BAND, that embraced younger players, such as guitarist Gary Lucas, in their fold, aren’t as acclaimed as Beefheart’s earlier work. But the ensemble sounded great on-stage, and an archive release “‘Harpo’s Detroit Dec. 11, 1980” is a great testament to that.

Out now, it sees the group live during the “‘Doc At The Radar Station” tour and provides a great insight into one of the rock’s mavericks’ concert moves.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND - Harpo's Detroit Dec. 11, 1980

Harpo’s Detroit Dec. 11, 1980

1. Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man
2. Abba Zabba
3. Hot Head
4. Ashtray Heart
5. Dirty Blue Gene
6. Best Batch Yet
7. Safe As Milk
8. Doctor Dark
9. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond
10. One Red Rose That I Mean
11. Bat Chain Puller
12. My Human Gets Me Blues
13. Sugar And Spikes
14. Sheriff Of Hong Kong
15. The Dust Blows Forward, The Dust Blows Back-Kandy Korn
16. Suction Prints
17. Big Eyed Beans From Venus

May 19, 2014

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