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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band

To some, this may sound like random noodlings, but to the experienced ear, one can discern that this is none other than a meticulous and abstract work composed by Captain Beefheart.

To some, this may sound like random noodlings, but to the experienced ear, one can discern that this is none other than a meticulous and abstract work composed by Captain Beefheart. Born Don Glen Vliet, this Southern California-raised enigma was a true renaissance man during his lifetime. Not only was he an innovative force in music, but he was also a painter and environmentalist. In addition to his prolific solo career, he was also known for his collaborations, particularly with Frank Zappa, with whom he shared a long, yet turbulent friendship. Zappa was also responsible for producing the album on which this tune appears. After months of driving his band to the brink of madness with his chaotic, yet perfectionist arrangement habits, he went into the studio with Frank and gave us the masterpiece that launched an abstract musical revolution.

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