Thursday, January 3, 2013

Captain Beefheart Festival 2012 - 2013 - The 18th Night of the Living Van Vliet

Tropical Hot Dog Night from Shiny Beast

Here's the explanation of the origin and the dates.

Thanks to Microdot for the title of the Festival.


  1. What a slick version of the Magic Band this was. Don had formed a new band and recorded this for Zappa's label, but that's when the business shit happened with Herb Cohen. Discreet kept the original tapes and Beefheart rerecorded the record on Warner Brothers. I have this on cd and the cover painting is a Van Vliet original.
    I wanted to post on your site to wish you a grand New Year! I also wanted to really thank you for posting the link to my Malian Touareg refugee project last year. We raised about 7,000 Euros from the internet and finally, on December 28th, the last car crossed the Sahara to Burkina Faso and all of the people we were trying to specifically help got out of Mali safely and are now in the big UNHRC Camp in Burkina Faso. I was very happy with the response we got. It only reinforces the feeling that if you really want something and believe in it and you don't wish for too much, you will probably get it. Thanks for helping me spread the word.