Captain Beefheart : Live In Cowtown Kansas City 22nd April 1974

CD [Cover Art for Captain Beefheart / Live In Cowtown Kansas City 22nd April 1974] Your Price: $20.20
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Sell date: 9/2015
Label: Gonzo
Mfg's Catalog#: 107
CDC Part#: 1899060
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 Notes & Reviews
 
There are very few truly iconoclastic figures in the history of popular music since the mid 20th century, but Don Van Vliet (1941-2010), aka Captain Beefheart, is certainly one of them. By the time of this April 1974 broadcast, Captain Beefheart - and the 29th incarnation in along line of ever-mutating Magic Bands - had reverted to more traditionally-structured compositions, to the chagrin of some fans. Caught live in Kansas City, Beefheart was amidst an extensive US (and subsequent European) tour promoting his eighth album, Unconditionally Guaranteed. The often truculent Beefheart is in an unusually upbeat mood throughout. The touring band included some highly revered players including reeds man Del Simmons, who had previously played with Charlie Parker, guitarists Dean Smith and Fuzzy Fuscaldo (recently with Curtis Mayfield), bassist Paul Uhrig from Bobbie Gentry's group, and drummer Ty Grimes, fresh from Rick Nelsons acclaimed Stone Canyon Band.

 
 Tracks
 
Mirror Man
Upon the My-0-My
Crazy Little Things
Full Moon, Hot Sun
Sugar Bowl
This Is the Day
Keep on Rubbing (It's Mighty Crazy)
Be Your Dog
Sweet Georgia Brown
Abba Zabba
Peaches (1)
Peaches (2)
 
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