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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: Portuguese review

The Lost Broadcasts (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band)
(DVD, 2012, Gonzo Multimedia)

Don Van Vliet (1941-2010), better known by his legion of fans as Captain Beefheart was one of the most enigmatic figures in rock. A true artist, as opposed to being a pop star, Don Van Vliet has created its own destiny in the popular culture of the fruit production of some of the most innovative and uncompromising album. Frank Zappa's friend since adolescence, they recorded together in 1963 as The Soots. However, this did not succeed and the world had to wait a few more years until I met a very personal view about the blues of Beefheart. Their first album was released in 1967 and called The Safe Milk and later, in 1972 were released two albums (The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot) which allowed the middle of his European tour his Magic Band were moved to the Beat Club Studios in Bremen to film a session to be broadcast later on German television. Of the four songs filmed that day only one was eventually passed. Now, more than 40 years after the Gonzo DVD Multimedia provides complete sessions of these historic recordings made that day April 12, 1972. The DVD contains all the material filmed during the session and is available for the first time. A true rarity with a collector's value truly incalculable. The session begins with a bass solo, Mascara Snake, and is played by Mark Boston, although by then to have joined the Magic Band Roy Estrada after his departure from Little Feat. The set also includes Steal Softly Thru Snow's most important album in the career of Beefheart, Trout Mask Replica and Golden Birdies that would be included, eight months later, the album Clear Spot. This DVD is included in the collection where the Lost Gonzo Multimedia Broadcasts have been catching archival footage of some German television appearances and rarely returned to be seen since its original issue.iew: The Lost Broadcasts (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band)

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