Captain Beefheart once said a carrot is a close as a rabbit gets to a diamond. Well now you can get up real close to one of greatest rock bands of all time performing live at Band on the Wall. Captain Beefheart’s wildly influential and seminal band, The Magic Band.
Sharing the vision of celebrating the music of the late Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart), the group features original members John “Drumbo” French, Mark “Rockettee Morton” Boston, & Denny “Feelers Rebo” Wallry.
Think albums such as Safe As Milk, Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) and Lick My Decals Off, Baby and you realise just how special this band are. Indeed their avant-garde, unfathomable album Troutmask Replica is regularly cited as one of the greatest albums of all time. Its classic gnarled psychedelic blues tracks influenced and spurred on new generations of musicians. Like the The Velvet Underground they launched a 1,000 bands, Tom Waits, Sonic Youth, The Kills, Edgar Broughton Band, Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, PJ Harvey, Beck and The Black Keys have all cited Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band as a major inspiration for their own musical directions.