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Gonzo Latest News: 17/06/2012 BLOODY HELL, APPARENTLY I WRITE FOR JAZZ NEWS...

Date Published: 17th June 2012


World of Jazz notices the upcoming Gonzo "Lost Broadcast" releases of Captain Beefheart....

6/7/2012 - London, UK -

Don Van Vliet, (1941-2010) better known to his legions of fans as ‘Captain Beefheart’ was one of the most enigmatic figures in rock music.
Unashamedly an artist, rather than a pop star, he forged his own idiosyncratic furrow through popular culture, producing some of the most innovative and uncompromising music ever committed to recording tape.

From the age of three he painted and sculpted, and had an obsession with animals and the natural world. As a teenager he was friends with Frank Zappa, and as early as 1963 they recorded a demo under the name ‘The Soots’. Sadly this was unsuccessful, and the world would have to wait a few more years before Beefheart’s own unique take on the blues would be heard by anyone outside his own particular circle of friends.

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