captain beefheart’s compositional methods

18th December, 2008
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nice description of beefheart’s compositional methods in his later work: drum parts derived from throwing metal ashtrays against the wall and swinging shopping bags containing various things, to his exploding note theory, and in-studio compositional/recording techniques.

you can find cardboard cut out sundown on rhapsody.com – it’s the 6th track on ice cream for crow. the part gary refers to begins (i think) around 1:50 and culminates around 2:05.

you can also find an interesting BBC documentary on captain beefheart by searching captain beefheart documentary on youtube.

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