Archive for the 'Captain Beefheart' Category

Monday, June 26th, 2017

“This the story of one of rock’s great mavericks, and it began in the quiet Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in 1941.” And so it began… Courtesy of the BBC, and narrated by John Peel, the following 1997 film documents the late Don Van Vliet’s artistic journey from meeting Frank Zappa in high school, through […]

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

And speaking of Beefheart…here we find the Captain with his Magic Band performing “I’m Gonna Booglarize You, Baby”, on German television in 1972. While the studio version that kicks off the Spotlight Kid is great in its own right, this is where the shit just booooglarizes.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I recently re-watched the underrated/half-forgotten Blue Collar — Paul Schrader’s 1978 directorial debut starring Richard Pryor, Yaphet Kotto and Harvey Keitel. Filmed on location at the Checker Motors plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the film boasts one of the decade’s most effective pairings of music during an opening credits sequence. Schrader tapped Jack Nitzche to score […]