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Captain Beefheart

Avant-garde rock legend and visual artist Don Van Vliet, who performed under the name Captain Beefheart, began experimenting with eccentric rock’n'roll sounds in the mid-1960s. His first two releases with the Magic Band drew positive notice from some connoisseurs but failed to connect with the wider public.

Van Vliet next forged a close creative partnership with Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
1940 - 1993
guitar, electric
, a former high school classmate, who signed Beefheart to his Straight Records and produced 1969′s Trout Mask Replica. While the bizarre double album was not a major commercial success, it quickly became a cultural landmark.

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Albums

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London 1974
80/20 Records
1994
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Ice Cream For Crow
80/20 Records
1991
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[no cover]
Rare Beefheart /...
80/20 Records
1991
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[no cover]
Abba Zaba
80/20 Records
1988
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[no cover]
Bluejeans & Moonbeams
80/20 Records
1974
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Trout Mask Replica
Trout Mask Replica
Warner Bros.
1969
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