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Old 17th December 2010, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Captain Beefheart, RIP

I just about wore out my copy of Trout Mask Replica, a brilliant, brilliant album. My dreams that Captain Beefheart would one day return to making the fabulous, jagged, anarchic, and imaginative music that influenced several generations of musicians were ended today. The Captain died of MS at the age of 69.

Listening to Ice Cream for Crow right now and shedding a few tears.
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Old 17th December 2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. 69 is not so old either.. RIP...
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Default A Great Loss

I am saddened by this news. Some truly grounbreaking musicians are no longer with us, and I feel the loss in the same way I felt when Frank Zappa passed away.
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Never cared for him, but had a boss who used to subject me to Beefheart for hours on end.

Sorry to see anyone go, especially at 69. But he left a mark, for sure.
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Some of us were very lucky to see a period during which the ideas of what music could be were dismantled on a large scale. Don Van Vliet was responsible for a considerable amount of the destruction.

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When I was a teenager, low these many years ago, I heard Clear Spot on the radio and was NEVER THE SAME again.
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The Captain died of MS at the age of 69
Sorry to hear that, I knew he had been ill for some time.

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I just about wore out my copy of Trout Mask Replica, a brilliant, brilliant album.
Agreed: its blend of musical styles, sheer ingenuity and high standard of musicianship were, and remain, breathtaking. As a combined outcome of the genius of Van Vliet and the era in which it was recorded, many of the unique creative juxtapositions it explored will never be revisited.
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Old 18th December 2010, 04:53 AM   #9
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I loved one of the comments on the You Tube Ella Guru: "There are more ideas in this 2 1/2 minute song than there are in most musicians' entire discography."
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A really sad day. I always wondered when it would happen. I look forward to new documentaries on him now at least.
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