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Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart
The Early Years
1959-1969


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WEIRDTOWN: Captain Beefheart - The Early Years 1959 - 1969 (European Bootleg, 1995 )

http://www.themidnightcafe.org

1-Lost In A Whirlpool(Antelope Valley HS, 1959)
2-Teenage Maltshop (Zappas' Cucamonga,Cal. studio 1963)
3-Metal Man Has Lost His Will (")
4-Tupelo Mississippi (Avalon Ballroom, S.F.,Cal. 1966)
5-Somebody's Walking (")
6-Old Folks Boogie (")
7-Evil (")
8-Blues Jam (")
9-Out Of The Frying Pan (alt.)
10-Almost Grown
11-Call On Me (slow)
12-Sure Nuff And Yes I Do (John Peel Show 1968)
13-Moody Liz (rare acetate)
14-Korn Ring Finger
15-Frownland ('Trout' rehearsals)
16-Ella Guru (")
17-Hair Pie Bake 1/Hair Pie Bake 2
18-Pauchuco Cadaver
19-Sugar And Spikes
20-Neon Meat Dream of a Octofish
21-The Blimp (Candy Man/China Pig)
22-Well Well Well (sung by Rockette Morton)

The Musicians: (buy their buyable stuff)

Don Van Vliet(Captain Beefheart)-Vocal,Harmonica
Frank Zappa-Guitar (1)
Alex St. Clair-Guitar
Jerry Handley-Bass(4-8)
Doug Moon bootleg bringing together a whole bunch of rare and unavailable Magic Band goodies. Much of the content has since been included on the Grow Fins box set and Zappa's Mystery Disc CD but there are a couple of items here that are still not available commercially.
Overall the sound is pretty good although the Avalon tracks are not as good as they could have been (still great to get the very rare 'Blues Jam' track included though).
For a change this is a boot that has been compiled by a real fan and this shows in the sleeve notes which I'll include here:-
"The first track in this collection is probably the earliest recording of Don Van Vliet, recorded in a classroom at Antelope Valley College/High with Zappa on guitar and Beefheart on Vocals.
'Teenage Maltshop': believed to have been recorded circa 1963/4 at Zappa's Cucamonga studio Z, as part of a Teenage Opera, offered to Dot Records but turned down because of the distorted guitar. 'Metal Man...' also recorded in Studio Z in the main studio, but with Beefheart outside in the corridor to the studio singing whatever words were scribbled on the walls!
'Avalon Ballroom' 1966 was the first CB & Magic BAnd, probably CB, Doug Moon, Jerry Handley & Paul Blakely. This shows the influence of Howlin Wolf - he even says people have requested a Wolf song before singing 'Evil'.
'Frying Pan Acetate': An alt version. predates release on A&M.
'Almost Grown': Is an unreleased variation of a Chuck Berry song, & 'Call On Me': A much slower version than as released on Safe As Milk.
The 'Moody Liz Acetate', although very similar to the recently located Strictly Personal OT found by Sequel, is a White Label test Pressing with a similar as released version of 'On Tomorrow'. An item this fan would give my right arm to own.
Possibly more exciting is 'Korn Ring Finger'. Why this was not included on the Sequel CD amazed me ... An excellent track that you hope will never end.
This brings us up to the 'Trout Rehearsals' - they sound if they were made to be a part warm-up to the actual recordings. You can hear Don in the back throughout blowin his Sax from different parts of the room experimenting with the sound on 'Hair Pie' Variations. It was said by Beefheart that although the album was recorded very quickly, the amount of work that must have been put in by all the band members; to get to a stage where the instrumental backing was rteady for Beefheart to sing over these complex rhythms is awe inspiring ... & how he actually managed to add the vocals only he knows.
The immediate contrast between 'Moody Liz' & 'Korn Ring Finger' from the S. Personal Ots is extraordinary especially considering there is barely a year between the recordings ... 'Ella Guru' is a sheer delight to hear in its instrumental form, as are others on the CD.
These are not the digital recordings of the 90s ... But to be 'a fly on the wall' whilst one of the most amazing albums was being prepared for an unsuspecting public, & to hear some of the Early Years of Mr Don V Vliet playing with an equally very young Mr Zappa is a treat. We have included hopefully some of the rarities that maybe, just maybe will entice someone to try to dig into the vaults & find these hidden gems.

TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
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1 | 0:00.20 | 2:16.62 | 20 | 10281
2 | 2:17.07 | 1:12.23 | 10282 | 15704
3 | 3:29.30 | 3:21.20 | 15705 | 30799
4 | 6:50.50 | 4:10.70 | 30800 | 49619
5 | 11:01.45 | 2:47.67 | 49620 | 62211
6 | 13:49.37 | 3:19.33 | 62212 | 77169
7 | 17:08.70 | 2:26.17 | 77170 | 88136
8 | 19:35.12 | 3:12.48 | 88137 | 102584
9 | 22:47.60 | 1:59.30 | 102585 | 111539
10 | 24:47.15 | 2:10.62 | 111540 | 121351
11 | 26:58.02 | 3:00.30 | 121352 | 134881
12 | 29:58.32 | 2:35.48 | 134882 | 146554
13 | 32:34.05 | 4:43.52 | 146555 | 167831
14 | 37:17.57 | 7:42.48 | 167832 | 202529
15 | 45:00.30 | 1:51.32 | 202530 | 210886
16 | 46:51.62 | 2:31.58 | 210887 | 222269
17 | 49:23.45 | 5:48.62 | 222270 | 248431
18 | 55:12.32 | 3:58.43 | 248432 | 266324
19 | 59:11.00 | 2:33.55 | 266325 | 277854
20 | 61:44.55 | 2:26.65 | 277855 | 288869
21 | 64:11.45 | 5:36.02 | 288870 | 314071
22 | 69:47.47 | 1:58.70 | 314072 | 322991

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Track03.flac:41701c699ab8f03f1c54c3f499dc4474
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Track22.flac:38380d735c2d1d1f0210e07a5b417b9a

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1:58.70 20979884 B --- -- ---xx flac 0.3789 Track22.flac
71:46.22 759631112 B 0.4054 (22 files)


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