Friday, December 17, 2010

Frankday ( this just in ) Beefheart Sleeps with The Trout Mask

In from AP a few hours ago. Don Van Vliet, who performed a complex brand of experimental rock under the name Captain Beefheart, died Friday. He was 69. Don and Frank were child hood friends after meeting as teenagers in Antelope Valley. Don and Frank use to spend hours upon hours listening to old blues records. In the later years, after Frank produced his acclaimed record, "Trout Mask Replica" Don and Frank had a strained relationship. Arguably, Don's most prolific and ground breaking work was during his time with Frank. Frank at 3:10 or so.

1 comment:

  1. cro, that's another legend passed my friend, the world is a poorer place and we will never see his like again in this over tech place we now find ourselves.
    RIP Don van Vliet, The MIGHTY Cap'n.