Episode #2355

Oh Captain, My Captain

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

On this edition of New Sounds, experience Fast ’N’ Bulbous: The Captain Beefheart Project. Sax player/composer Phillip Johnston arranges and conducts the music of one of rock’s most eccentric figures, Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, featuring guitarist (and ex-Beefheart sideman) Gary Lucas. Both Johston and Lucas join John Schaefer in the studio, along with a band made up of seasoned improvisers from both the worlds of avant-garde jazz and rock, including . Together, they take on the adventure of rhythmic interplay that is Van Vliet’s music, with the horn section taking the place of the vocals. Incidentally, Van Vliet stopped the business of making music and “chucked it all for a painting career in 1982.”

PROGRAM #2355, Fast ‘N” Bulbous: The Captain Beefheart Project live (First aired 12/15/04)





Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Trout Mask Replica

Pachuco Cadaver, excerpt [1:30]

Reprise #2027**

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous: The Captain Beefheart Project


Pachuco Cadaver [5:00]
Kandy Korn [5:00]
Suction Prints [5:00]
Veteran’s Day Poppy [6:30]

All available on the band’s 2005 CD, "Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind,” Cuneiform #205** *

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Trout Mask Replica

Ella Guru [5:00]
Old Fart At Play [2:00]

See above.

Zoot Horn Rollo

We saw a bozo under the sea

Detective Charlo [5:00]

Zoot Horn Rollo #ZHR 2001

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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