Great Lives (Captain Beefheart)  - Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) & Mike Barnes  Beefheart's biographer   On  Captain Beefheart  - Free Download @ BBC
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Great Lives (Captain Beefheart) - Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) & Mike Barnes Beefheart's biographer On Captain Beefheart - Free Download @ BBC

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Found 4th AprEdited by:"Boz"
Jim Moir (Vic Reeves) discusses Captain Beefheart. Free Download @ BBC's 4 Website .


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The comedian, actor and artist Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves is Matthew

Parris' guest and chooses the life of Don van Vliet - the Dadesque

musician and painter Captain Beefheart who has influenced many musicians since the 1960s. They are joined by Beefheart's biographer Mike Barnes

to discuss the bizarre and complex persona developed by the Californian

eccentric who died from MS in 2010.
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Thanks Boz..
I went through a Beafheart phase back in the 80s. Still have some of his album's on vinyl. Original and completely wacky music, with lyrics to match.
Edited by: "lord_trumpington" 4th Apr
lord_trumpington2 m ago

I went through a Beafheart stage back in the 80s. Still have some of his …I went through a Beafheart stage back in the 80s. Still have some of his album's on vinyl. Original and completely wacky music, with lyrics to match.



Absolute Genius Sadly Missed When He Gave Up The Music

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Not really free as I pay the license fee, but good spot nonetheless
Quartermass1 h, 49 m ago

Not really free as I pay the license fee, but good spot nonetheless


Unless you need to buy a tv licence for the specific purpose of watching this, then it IS free. Marginal cost = zero.
gslgregory19 m ago

Unless you need to buy a tv licence for the specific purpose of watching …Unless you need to buy a tv licence for the specific purpose of watching this, then it IS free. Marginal cost = zero.



That is like saying that everything you watch on Netflix is free because you only pay the subscription.
gslgregory1 h, 17 m ago

Unless you need to buy a tv licence for the specific purpose of watching …Unless you need to buy a tv licence for the specific purpose of watching this, then it IS free. Marginal cost = zero.



Not free, need to pay for electricity/tv.
Quartermass1 h, 5 m ago

That is like saying that everything you watch on Netflix is free because …That is like saying that everything you watch on Netflix is free because you only pay the subscription.


No. It's like saying something on Netflix is free for you if you are already paying the subscription. And in this instance, as most of the population actually do have a tv licence, it is free to them.
grex91019 m ago

Not free, need to pay for electricity/tv.


So are we going to factor in the running costs of every deal? No? Thought not. You'd have to say no deal would be free on this site because of the cost of using your computer/phone to find it.
Hey folks all I can say about this is without the need to log into the BBC site, the BBC have provided a download link. There is no additional charge made to download the programme. It's available whether you're a licence holder or not but I guess you will need some powered contraption like a phone or PC to download it. I think even Don Van would find this argument ridiculous. You may need a Bat Chain Puller licence though.
Edited by: "Boz" 5th Apr
The BBC is a public utility. Like schools, hospitals, army etc it is publicly funded, meaning us. That does not take away that I already said that I voted this hot. Some people are just too sensitive....
Absolutely loved Beefheart when I was young
Early stuff mainly. Safe as milk Strictly personal (loved the pic in the fold out. Weird and wonderful just like Beefheart himself) - and Trout Mask Replica his pièce de résistance
Sad loss. A REAL music legend original unlike 98% of so-called musicians
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Edited by: "PhilK" 5th Apr
PhilK1 h, 30 m ago

Absolutely loved Beefheart when I was youngEarly stuff mainly. Safe as …Absolutely loved Beefheart when I was youngEarly stuff mainly. Safe as milk Strictly personal (loved the pic in the fold out. Weird and wonderful just like Beefheart himself) - and Trout Mask Replica his pièce de résistance Sad loss. A REAL music legend original unlike 98% of so-called musicians[Image]



There's no doubt he was an extremely talented guy. I found it weird he was known for odd psychedlic tinged music as well as R&B albums that sound like Howlin' Wolf. As well as being an accomplished musician, he was a successful painter too. The amazing Ry Cooder played on some of his stuff as well.
Quartermass5 h, 46 m ago

There's no doubt he was an extremely talented guy. I found it weird he was …There's no doubt he was an extremely talented guy. I found it weird he was known for odd psychedlic tinged music as well as R&B albums that sound like Howlin' Wolf. As well as being an accomplished musician, he was a successful painter too. The amazing Ry Cooder played on some of his stuff as well.



Yes He was a genius and very original. Ry cooder was also mentioned together with Zappa by Don's biographer in the programme. This still remains my Fave Zappa Album and track for all time.It's the original mix and Beefheart is in great form on this.
Boz15 h, 1 m ago

Yes He was a genius and very original. Ry cooder was also mentioned …Yes He was a genius and very original. Ry cooder was also mentioned together with Zappa by Don's biographer in the programme. This still remains my Fave Zappa Album and track for all time.It's the original mix and Beefheart is in great form on this. [Video]



I did not know that this was a collaboration between the two of them. Will check it out, although I have never been able to get into Zappa - except 'My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama' of course.
Superb.
Quartermass6th Apr

I did not know that this was a collaboration between the two of them. Will …I did not know that this was a collaboration between the two of them. Will check it out, although I have never been able to get into Zappa - except 'My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama' of course.



Hot Rats 1970 would be a good place to start
It remains for me his best album by far.
The first three tracks are incredible
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