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Options November 28, 2017: Escape from the mild, with The World of Captain Beefheart.

Weird Games
picture by George Christakis

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Reverend Gary Davis  Lo, I'll Be With you Always   Options Worried Blues  Fat Possum  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Howlin' Wolf  Three Hundred Pounds of Joy   Options The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues  MCA/Chess  0:05:31 (Pop-up)
French Frith Kaiser Thompson  Tir-Nan-Darag   Options Live Love Larf & Loaf  Rhino  0:08:35 (Pop-up)
Zoot Horn Rollo  Miniature Mojo   Options We Saw a Bozo Under the Sea  Zoot Horn Rollo  0:13:35 (Pop-up)
Pere Ubu  I Can Still See   Options 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo  Cherry Red  0:19:43 (Pop-up)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band  I Love You Big Dummy / Peon   Options Lick My Decals Off, Baby  Bizarre/Rhino  0:24:30 (Pop-up)
WOCB 2017-11-28-4

Live performance and chat with The World of Captain Beefheart (L to R: Jordan Shapiro: keyboards, bkg. vocals /Jesse Krakow: bass, bkg. vocals /Nona Hendryx: lead vocals /Richard Dworkin: drums /Gary Lucas: guitar)
Giving a few new spins to the music of Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart is a natural move for Guitarist Gary Lucas, who was a part of that world for a time. And who better to breathe new life into the Captain's vocals than the Soul Diva Nona Hendryx, founding member of Labelle and a much in demand singer. On a new 12-song disc, Hendryx and Lucas energetically dive into tunes from throughout Beefheart's catalog, with helped along the way by Drummer Richard Dworkin (Microscopic Septet), Bassist (and former WFMU host) Jesse Krakow and Keyboardist Jordan Shapiro. Nona Hendrix and Gary Lucas, along with their bandmates, played live and discussed how this all came together.
The World of Captain Beefheart  Suction Prints   Options The World of Captain Beefheart  Knitting Factory Records  0:37:07 (Pop-up)
The World of Captain Beefheart  Sun Zoom Spark   Options     0:42:28 (Pop-up)
The World of Captain Beefheart  Sho 'Nuff 'n' Yes I Do   Options     0:44:13 (Pop-up)
The World of Captain Beefheart  Sugar 'n Spikes   Options     0:48:17 (Pop-up)
The World of Captain Beefheart  I'm Glad   Options     0:50:34 (Pop-up)
The World of Captain Beefheart  Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles   Options     0:55:06 (Pop-up)
  Interview       0:59:33 (Pop-up)
The World of Captain Beefheart  When Big Joan Sets Up   Options The World of Captain Beefheart  Knitting Factory Records  1:14:49 (Pop-up)
Frank Zappa with Captain Beefheart  Willie the Pimp   Options Hot Rats  Ryko  1:17:59 (Pop-up)
The Jazz Passengers  America Mrs. You   Options In Love    1:27:41 (Pop-up)
Kamikaze Ground Crew  Follow the Ducks   Options The Scenic Route  New World Records   1:33:17 (Pop-up)
The Microscopic Septet  Manhattan Moonrise   Options Manhattan Moonrise  Cuneiform Records  1:45:10 (Pop-up)
Fast 'N' Bulbous: The Captain Beefheart Project  Abba Zabba   Options Pork Chop Blue Around the Rind  Cuneiform Records  1:53:03 (Pop-up)
Laura Nyro & Labelle  The Wind   Options Gonna Take a Miracle  Legacy  2:07:00 (Pop-up)
The Weather Station  Power   Options The Weather Station  Paradise of Bachelors  2:10:09 (Pop-up)
Joni Mitchell  Refuge of the Roads   Options Hejira    2:14:24 (Pop-up)
American Music Club  If I Had a Hammer   Options Mercury  Reprise  2:21:02 (Pop-up)
Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles  Take Me for a Little While   Options Over the Rainbow: The Atlantic Years  Ichiban  2:24:38 (Pop-up)
Winter Hours  Carpenters' Square   Options Winter Hours Collector's Edition  Arrco  2:27:19 (Pop-up)
Eyelids  Tell Me You Know   Options or  JBR  2:33:31 (Pop-up)
This is The Kit  Show Me So   Options Moonshine Freeze  Rough Trade  2:45:07 (Pop-up)
The Raincoats  The Void   Options The Raincoats  Geffen  2:51:46 (Pop-up)
Ann Walsh  Michelaine   Options Hangin' with Ann Walsh at the Lake  Ann Walsh  2:52:06 (Pop-up)
Speed the Plough  Why We Fall in Love   Options ...And Then  Speed the Plough  2:56:31 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

  9:09pm andrewb:

one of the smartest programming decisions on fmu was moving Irene from am to pm.
Avatar 9:11pm mb:

i concur, andrewb. Looking forward to tonights show Irene!
Avatar 9:16pm Sean B.:

the flat 5 thang
Avatar 9:17pm Sean B.:

or wholetone business.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm ultradamno:

Drumbo next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks andrewb, mb and Sean B. This evening thing really suits me just fine.
Avatar 9:19pm Neanderthal Head:

Good evening. I'm usually up with Clay Pidgeon. Nice to tune in to another quality show.

Why is Richard Thompson so friggin' cool?
Avatar 9:20pm Sean B.:

Well thanx for tones Irene!. yessahhh.
  9:20pm St Joe:

Cappy Beefheart, w/ fz?
  9:28pm ztnap:

Didn't Zappa and Beefheart collaborate on an album? Something about potato heads or other?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28pm ultradamno:

Bongo Fury
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29pm Irene Trudel:

Yes, The Cap'n did collaborate with Zappa on the album Hot Rats. Maybe I'll dig it up for later.
Avatar 9:30pm Mailman Tom:

I've always enjoyed "Clear Spot" by the good captain.
  9:30pm Peter K.:

The show is off to an amazing start. I love the way it began -- as a seamless segue from "The Weekly World Blues" into the land of Beefheart. Very hip. I LOVE YOU, YOU BIG DUMMY!!
  9:31pm St Joe:

that was Bongo fury iirc.

Potato head Bobby was a friend of mine....
  9:31pm ztnap:

@ultradamno has it right. I was thinking of Muffin Man. did they work on Hot Rats together too?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Irene Trudel:

You're right St. Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm ultradamno:

He sings on Willie The Pimp on Hot Rats
  9:33pm Peter K.:

Beefheart sings on one track of "Hot Rats" ("Willie the Pimp"). He later briefly toured with Zappa, and "Bongo Fury" was recorded on that tour.
Avatar 9:34pm Sean B.:

Shit, that's news to me. I didn't know The Capt. had anything to do with Hot Rats. My favorite Zappa....Uncle Meat is up there though.
  9:35pm St Joe:

Advance Romance is a fine track from BFury.

great show is always Irene
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm ultradamno:

Once asked about Pere Ubu sounding like The Magic Band, Beefheart dismissively said "well, they try". He also called The Residents "awful" and "trash poets" (from some old issue of Creem)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm ultradamno:

(re: Wolf)...though that didn't stop him from covering "Evil"
  9:43pm ztnap:

Artists like Capt Beefheart make me believe in alien life forms.
Avatar 9:46pm Drunken Creep:

Enjoying this fleet of Van Vleet
  9:47pm dez:

speakin my language tonight, irene!
  9:49pm Old Dave:

  9:55pm St Joe:

who the hell are these wonderful people?
  9:56pm Old Dave:

They speak to my crippled world. Thanks Irene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm ultradamno:

Van Vliet's best ballad.
  10:01pm Old Dave:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Santos L. Halper:

Wow, nice get Irene! Have to catch this archive, sho nuff 'n yes I do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Minor Music! Can that show return to the air, please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm Irene Trudel:

Glad you're all enjoying this! Very entertaining-- wish it was a little longer. I just posted a picture with everybody's names under it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm Irene Trudel:

Yeah, Ken! I really liked that show. Sometimes a trainwreck and sometimes brilliant music for really young artists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm Webhamster Henry:

Ms. Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean was on it.
  10:17pm Old Dave:

Yes, less minutia. More music. Please!
Good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm Irene Trudel:

Sorry, I should've broken up the interview with a little bit of music. Less talk for the rest of the night, I promise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm ultradamno:

I enjoyed the talk.
  10:23pm lothianman:

this cut is an all-time great..............one of Zappa's best albums, some of his best solos... Sugar Cane Harris, the Capt. as good as it gets !! Check out the gee tah at the end... thanks for playing !!
  10:29pm Old Dave:

No worries. Has there ever been a Zappa-dedicated show on WFMU? I would appreciate
more of this greatness! Owned the record at one point and am only learning to appreciate it tonight.
Makes sense we named our daughter Irene...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm Irene Trudel:

Haven't listened to it in some time. Willie the Pimp was the theme song John Narucki played for his WFMU show. I grew to loathe it because I heard it so much. Time has been a little kinder to the son.
  10:33pm don:

Maybe a Beefheart expert with a better memory than mine can clarify something. I attended the Beefheart Town Hall show in, I think, 1973 and I believe Bob Seger opened, who was preceded by a magician named Bradley Fields. The crowd treated him poorly, telling HIM, the magician, to disappear.
At some point, I think Gary Lucas reviewed this show. What is strange is that a tape I've heard from this show has the Captain telling "Mr. Zoot Horn Rollo to hit that long lunar note, etc.," during "..Beans..", but I think Alex Snouffer had replaced Zoot for this tour. Am confused. Anyone out there who went to this show?
  10:40pm St Joe:

Yes. I remember John Naruckis shows. Was a guest of a guest of his, in the basement at Uppsala. Loved that great papier machie(?) dinosaur!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm ultradamno:

According to The Magic Station, Harkleroad was on board through 74

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Irene Trudel:

There used to be a DJ in the late 90's who was really into Zappa, but there's been no show dedicated to him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42pm ultradamno:

Errr, Radar Station
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45pm Irene Trudel:

Some of these Beefheart questions would best be answered by Gary Lucas himself. He has a facebook page, where I suspect he'd see it first: www.facebook.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Irene - (back now from driving) It'd be cool to find out what some of the guests on Minor Music are doing today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Irene Trudel:

By the way, the previous Beefheart project Gary was involved with was Fast 'N' Bulbous, with Philip Johnston and other members of The Microscopic Septet. The archive is here: wfmu.org...
  11:01pm St Joe:

theres a version of abba zabba with vocals too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30pm Tome:

Irene ! in the evening == ahhh ! lovely stuff as always !
  11:39pm Andrew:

Liking these last 2 cuts.
Avatar 11:57pm Scraps:

Great three hours!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00am Irene Trudel:

Lots of good stuff tonight! Thanks for tuning in. Catch everybody next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Sean in Bristol UK:

Thanks for a great show, Irene and thank you to The World of Captain Beefheart for a fab live set
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