Distr.  : US - Forced Exposure
Style   : rock /

BSCD    6102    CAPTAIN BEEFHEART       THE BROADCAST ARCHIÍVE          4CD     11.2019
                (Classic Live Recordings from the 1960s & 1970s)

"As sonic mavericks go, the man originally christened Don Van Vliet remains, quite
possibly, 'the godfather'. And as the later re-christened (allegedly by his old mucker,
Frank Zappa) Captain Beefheart, he retained his originality, creative spark and unique
vision throughout his musical career, and both released and performed some of the most
enjoyable albeit challenging sounds to have emerged from the generally limiting genre,
loosely called rock n roll. This triple CD collection brings together a number of fine
recordings of Beefheart's most interesting live performances from the 1960s and 1970s.
Kicking off with a show played at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom in 1966, the first
disc also features a number of radio session recordings from the 67-68 period, plus
an interview undertaken in 1973 with the good Captain, by one of his highest profile
fans, DJ John Peel. Disc Two continues in similar vein with a show, also recorded for
live FM broadcast, given in 1974 in Kansas City, while Discs Three & Four complete this
boxed set with a longer gig, this time from 1975's Bongo Fury Tour, jointly performed
by Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa."