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Captain Beefheart: The Biography

Captain Beefheart: The Biography (Paperback)

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Even in the 1960s, there was nothing on earth like Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. After conventional rock beginnings, The Captain - aka Don Van Vliet - formed his legendary band in 1964 and went on to stake out startling new possibilities for rock music. His highly individual vocal style, the surreal poetry and a reclusive nature turned The Captain into an iconic counterculture hero who would eventually abandon music for painting. As an artist he then acquired a major international reputation for his figurative and expressionist oil paintings. This edition of the acclaimed biography has been updated to include the most recent reports from Don van Vliet's base camp in Northern California. Mike Barnes gives an assured survey of all of Don Van Vliet's creative work as well as an insight into the extraordinary personality behind it and the history of a truly original rock band.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Omnibus Press Publication Date: 30/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9780711941342  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mike Barnes was a regular contributor to Select magazine and his work regularly appears in Mojo and Wire. He plays the drums.

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