CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND THE MAGIC BAND - Prime Quality Beef (2005)
Don Van Vliet is an American musician and visual artist, best known by the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. His musical work was mainly conducted with a rotating assembly of musicians called The Magic Band, which was active from the mid-1960s through to the early 1980s. Van Vliet was chiefly a singer and harmonica player, occasionally playing noisy, untrained free jazz-influenced saxophone and keyboards. His compositions are characterized by their odd mixtures of shifting time signatures and by their surreal lyrics, while Van Vliet himself is noted for his dictatorial approach to his musicians and for his enigmatic relationship with the public.
This is a hand-numbered limited edition CD comprising live and studio recordings from various years in the 1970s. The sound quality is excellent!
Posted by wino at Monday, August 18, 2008