Captain Beefheart, 1941-2010
By Perry Michael Simon on December 17, 2010
Not sure how many Nerdist readers are into avant-garde blues and sometimes unclassifiable music, but those of you in that category will be mourning the passing of Don Van Vliet, Captain Beefheart, at 69. He’d been retired and focusing on painting since his last album, “Ice Cream For Crow” in 1982. One of a kind, for sure.
Here’s part 1 of a BBC documentary from 1997, narrated by John Peel: