TV profile + interview Captain Beefheart
About an hour ago word started circulating that one of the greatest and most pioneering artists of modern music has left us. Captain Beefheart (born Don Van Vliet) died today (December 17), a victim of of multiple sclerosis. He was 69. The word "pioneer" is often loosely thrown about in referencing certain artists but Captain Beefheart truly was a pioneer of so many new sounds. In his music I can hear (to name but a few) punk,post-punk, all been made years before they had tags or before anyone else was making them. There's so many artists who owe a lot to Captain Beefheart who, more than any other artist, broke down the traditional approach to making music. Rest in peace, Captain Beefheart!
Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - "Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I Do"