Onderwerp: the big nOte, januari 31, 2000
links: captain beefheart, the residents, frank zappa and others.
* a group & flat earth society
Jump to the following links and listen to samples from A
Group & The Flat Earth Society: (thank you, ben!)
* les chiens comiques: on a ghostship to hollywood
(1997; 7"ep; bel; lama recordings 001 - limited edition of
* jay phlitman & kim kangaroo: the philip eats donuts in the jungle e.p.
(1997; 7"ep; bel; lama recordings 002 - limited edition of
I mentioned Jay Phlitman and Kim Kangaroo about a year ago in the
big nOte files. I had seen them on a local tv station. They sounded like
the Residents (but what would one expect from someone that takes
aka Philip Lithman as an example) and mentioned Captain Beefheart in their
lyrics. Well, this dynamic duo made two 7"s a couple of years ago,
their name each time. They also produced a tape "there's land under the
snow", and can be found on a cd sampler called "Trip naar Berlijn".
I have only heard these two EPs, but I really like them.
Snakefinger and The Big Eyed Ones are never far away: funny &
Makes me want to check out the tape and sampler.
(Mentioning Beefheart as "Put on your Trout Mask Replica and scare
your neighbours" in 'Some things you can do on a rainy day' from the
Phlitman & Kangeroo ep.)
* steve vai: flex-able leftovers
(1998, cd, jpn, sme records srcs 8852)
(1998, cd-pro, jpn, sme records srcs 8852)
Every -the big nOte- should have a bit of Vai-news, so here's some more:
japanese edition of flex-able leftovers came out on sme records, the promo
looks the same but has a (japanese) 'not for sale' promo sticker on the
* steve vai: jibboom
(1999, cd5"-pro, us, sony / epic esk 42974)
Vai's latest single 'jibboom': radio edit and album version.
* joan osborne: relish
(1995; cd; us; mercury / blue gorilla 314 526 699-2)
1995, so I guess I'm a bit late with this one, but it's the first time I
heard it, so it deserves a mention here. "Relish" has some big Osborne
on it like 'St.Teresa' and 'One of Us' - tunes everyone can humm along -
it also has a couple of hidden big nOte links: 'Right Hand Man' is
credited to Don Van Vliet, and 'Spider Web' and 'Help Me' have former
Beefheart sideman Gary Lucas on the guitar.
* diva zappa: when the ball drops
(1999; cd-pro; us)
Co's 4FM radio show on dutch Radio 4 pays a lot of attention to very fine
music, including of course lots of Beefheart and Zappa. A couple of days
ago he played something rather bizarre (something he had received as some
sort of test-cd from the Zappa family): Diva Zappa playing a Dweezil Zappa
composition with Tipper Gore on drums: 'When the ball drops", or something
like that. (thanx for the tip, aad)
There's a new set of Beefheart Boots. These are home-produced
- they look extremely well and sound fine. But I was a bit dissapointed -
having paid a lot of money for them - that they're just cdrs. Don't get
wrong! I'm not defending the bootz bizz, not at all, 'cause I like
cdrecordables as a means of trading, but I don't like cdrs being sold (for
too much) as if they were 'plain' cd boots.
* captain beefheart: live at the golden bear 31/1/81
(1999; cdr2-boot; beef records cbcd 006) - another rollin'
'bass solo - suction prints','nowadays a woman's gotta hit a man','I wanna
find me a woman','hot head','ashtray heart';'dirty blue gene','smithsonian
inst blues','best batch yet','band intro','safe as milk','one red
egypt','dr dark','bat chain pullar','my human gets my blues','sheriff of
hong kong','kandy korn','suction prints','big eyed beans from venus'
Beefheart, Jeff Morris Tepper, Rick Snyder, Eric Drew Feldman, Gary
Lucas and Robert Williams in their last concert as Captain Beefheart and
Magic Band at 'The Golden Bear', Huntington Beach California, 1981/01/31.
(source: FM-radio broadcast; sounds excellent)
* captain beefheart: paradiso 1/11/80 / mudd club 10/12/80
(1999; cdr2-boot; dbcd 004) - another bloodshot rollin' red
concert 1980/11/01 'paradiso', amsterdam, the netherlands: 'nowadays a
woman's gotta hit a man','abba zabba','hot head','ashtray heart','dirty
gene','best batch yet','safe as milk','flavor bud living','her eyes are a
blue million miles','one red rose that I mean','one man sentence','dr
dark,',bat chain puller','my human gets me blues','sugar 'n'
spikes','veteran's day puppy','dropout boogie','sheriff of hong
korn','suction prints','big eyed beans from venus'.
concert 1980/12/10 'mudd club', new york city, ny, usa: 'bass / horn
intro','best batch yet','dirty blue gene','sugar 'n spikes','ashtray
heart','dr dark','sheriff of hong kong','making love to a vampire with a
monkey on my knee','suction prints','big eyed beans from venus'.
Beefheart, Jeff Morris Tepper, Rick Snyder, Eric Drew Feldman, Gary
Lucas and Robert Williams in concert. If I'm not mistaken I mentioned the
beefheart paradiso broadcast on dutch radio a couple of months ago, adding
that cd or cdr recordings would appear soon. Well here it is. But it
* captain beefheart: doodads
No tracklisting on the cd; not even a clue to where the tracks are coming
from. I guess I'll have wait until the next CB-fanzine (steal softly
through snow) arrives- scheduled for one of these weeks, or maybe Teejo
beat them to it? These are no concert recordings & the takes do sound
excellent. It's supposed to be from an unreleased acetate of Safe as milk
sessions, plus a rare live show from 1977.
* captain beefheart: live at my father's place 18/11/78
(1999, cdr2-boot) another bloodshot rollin' red production
concert 1978/11/18 'my father's place, new york city, ny, usa: 'tropical
hot dog night','nowadays a wonmen's gotta hit a man','owed
boogie','harry irene','abba zabba','her eyes are a blue million
fart at play','well','ice rose','moonlight on vermont','the floppy boot
stomp','you know you're a man','bat chain puller','apes-ma','when I see
mommy, I feel like a mummy','veteran's day poppy','safe as milk','suction
As the source says: 'at last a version at the correct speed'
* captain beefheart & his magic band: live at the radar st. 76-80
(1999; cdr2-boot; cbcd 007) another bloodshot rollin' red
'intro-soundcheck','moonlight on vermont','one nest rolls over','suction
prints','best batch yet','dr dark','dirty blue gene','ashtray
boot stomp','nowadays','tropical hot dog night','ice rose','hot head','her
eyes...','harry irene','one red rose','when I see mommy...','sugar 'n
spikes','dropout boogie','my human gets me blues','abba zabba','kandy
'one man sentence','instr,',picture of mahavishnu','ice rose','suction
prints','snake radiating light','apes ma','sheriff of hong kon','china
pig','a corrot...',',when I hear mommy','dropout boogie','well well
well','bat chain pullar','old fart at play','veterans day poppy','big eyed
beans','piano / mellotron solo','earth angel'
As the title says, these recordings originate from two different
concerts at the same locations. Again, an excellent recording. If you
to know which tracks are from when, you'll have to wait for an answer from
pros like teejo.
The same source also offered some other titles:
* captain beefheart: out here over there (but I had seen that one before)
* mallard live 76 (but I'm sure this is the same recording as the well
'one day once' bootleg.
* octafish: hai girls
(1999, cd, ger, accu disc adcd 3032)
In 1995, Octafish surprised me (and a lot of other people as well, I
guess) with their "Land Unter", a very fine album on which they (also)
covered two zappa classics: 'zoot allures' and 'king kong'. And now
"Hai Girls" ('Hai' meaning 'shark' in german), a superb new album. Two
zappa pieces, 'the torture never stops' and 'g-spot tornado', combined
a lot of very fine, contemporary & jazzy compositions. Essential
always lots of beefheart news in:
Teejo's "CAPTAIN BEEFHEART ELECTRICITY"
- more will follow soon!!!
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