I'm gonna grow fins, go back in the water again....

BUU is sad to acknowledge the departure of Don Van Vliet, Captain Beefheart, who died on 17th. December 2010. The music of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band was the soundtrack of my youth and to this day his albums rate among my all-time favourites. The influence can be heard in numerous bands who have emerged since the 1980's, when Don Van Vliet himself retired from music-making to concentrate on painting. See the fan site Radar Station for comprehensive information and listings, as well as a variety of video clips on You Tube.  There is also a classic article from a 1970's edition of Rolling Stone, on the magazine website.  Here are the Captain's 10 commandments of guitar playing.

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