Thursday, May 21, 2009

Off Topic: You Lose Your Push When You Beat Around the Bush



I had another dental day yesterday, and I'm curiously uninspired today. On the other hand, I've been on a Captain Beefheart kick lately, so please feel free to have your mind blown by the video above. It's from 1972, a promotional film (but live!) made for The Spotlight Kid, so this is the Captain during the period when he got fat and wore Nudie suits all the time. But OMG, the Magic Band was never more amazing or better looking than this. I especially love drummer Art Tripp's (not Ed Marimba, as he is misidentified) caveman look. So chic!

Listen to it LOUD.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the classic from that Old Dutch Masturbator :-)

Kevin said...

It might be time to adjust the Bill Richardson Facial Alert System or Bill Richardson just needs a haircut.

http://www.dottygale.com/p1x/billrichardson.jpg

John said...

Thanks for the reminder and flashback. The Captain was (is?) amazing. Apparently he used to keep promising his record companies that this time he'd be really commercial. Hahaha....

Anonymous said...

Fantastic choice according to someone who's been on a Beefheart kick since 1975. The song is a masterpiece!

desertwind said...

Oh, Gawd!!!!

My husband just caught sight of this post.... Blah blah blah... Actually, Ed Marimba is Artie Tripp's nickname... He'd been a classical marimba player in, I think the Cincinatti Orchestra... He's a chiropractor down in Gulfport now.... John French.... This version is too slow.... I think it's ....

Princess, what Hell hath thou wrought?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Right, I realized later that Art Tripp IS Ed Marimba. Damn those confusing stage names!

desertwind said...

Aw, don't worry PSP - My huband, The Professor, will keep us all straight!

Whether we wanna be straightened up or not.

PS - Zoot Horn Rollo is a tall fella, ain't 'e?

Jon said...

The Captain looks like a cross between Ronnie Millsap and Conway Twitty.

Madduane said...

That was nice! I love CB. One of the things I really like is that while his music can sound really flipped out (which I love), His poetry always makes perfect sense to me. I love his writing.