Captain Beefheart

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Captain Beefheart stage name of Don Van Vliet (January 15, 1941December 17, 2010) was an American musician and painter.


Trout Mask Replica (1969)[edit]

  • A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous. Got me?
  • That's right, The Mascara Snake. Fast and bulbous! Also, a tin teardrop!
  • Bulbous, also tapered.

Late Night with David Letterman (1982)[edit]

Don Van Vliet: "Ice Cream For Crow".
David Letterman: Yeah. What does that mean exactly, that title?
Don Van Vliet: It has a lot to do with Reagan. I mean, he saddle-soaps his hair and tosses jelly beans through rope tricks. He's a bad actor. [laughter]

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