Captain Beefheart

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Hello again, here comes the first inked page of a new graphic-novel-project (I announced some informations) dedicated to the eccentric and sometimes enigmatic person of Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart.
Van Vliet was the singer and harmonica player (occasionally playing an untrained noisy saxophone) of his accompanying band „The Magic Band“. His compositions are characterized by their odd mixtures of shifting time signatures, often based on archaic blues-structures, and their surreal lyrics („a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast‘n bulbous. Got me?“). The Captain himself is noted for his dictatorial approach to his musicians. Despite the lack of commercial success, his influence on musicians of the early punk movement and new wave, has been described as „incalculable“.

More Information about „The Adventures of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band“ (working-title) and the cooperation with Carl-Ludwig Reichert (writer) in the next days.

„Hobo chang ba“

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