„Thirty years away can make a seaman’s eyes, a round-house man’s eyes flow out with water, salt water“ (Orange Claw Hammer)
„GRAAUUWWWKKK!“ says the big slumbrous reptile, peering out its laser-green lidless bulging eyes and missing nothing.
Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) retired from the music industry after 1982’s Ice Cream For Crow album to concentrate on his primary love – paint:
He’s Alive, But So Is Paint. Are You?
by Lester Bangs
Village Voice, October 1980
You don’t think it’s possible to create art that’s egoless, that just flows through you?
„That’s possible, I’m tryin‘ to do that, on this last album definitely.“
Well, one thing I find is that the more I know the less I know.
„Me too. I don’t know anything about music.“ (Excerpt)
Great BBC documentary from 1997, narrated by John Peel, featuring Beefheart himself, Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder and More!
Mein Tipp: Part 4 of 6, Bericht über die Arbeiten zu „Trout Mask Replica“
Captain Beefheart-Playlist auf Youtube