Captain Beefheart (1941-2010)


Poetry Reading (1993)


  1. Fallin’ Ditch (1:21)
  2. The Tired Plain (1:43)
  3. Skeleton Makes Good (1:38)
  4. Safe Sex Drill (:21)
  5. Tulip (:30)
  6. Gill (1:22)


A 1993 poetry reading CD was included in the Stand Up To Be Discontinued exhibition book and later reproduced in the Pearls Before Swine book.

At the time, many found the recording shocking and upsetting. This was the first time Don Van Vliet had been widely heard in public since 1982’s Ice Cream For Crow and the intervening 11 years had clearly not been kind. He sounded far older than his 52 years and rumours of illness seemed to have confirmation.


RELATED RESOURCES:
  • Captain Beefheart in UbuWeb Films