Friday, November 16, 2007

Lick My Decals Off, Baby...

Well folks, if this is not "powerpop" then I don't know what is. Please enjoy my entry drug into the world of the Captain.


11 comments:

The Kenosha Kid said...

Fuckin A! I have been on a bit of a Beefheart kick after downloading some neat bootlegs from Egg City Radio (the site formerly known as Post Punk Junk). Sure nuff n' yes I do.

half glass full said...

Electricity!

Cleveland Bob said...

Ah yes, the Captain.

I believe that the first time I ever pogoed, it was to Bongo Fury. He's great. There would certainly be no Pere Ubu would it were not for the Captain.

Great clip, KC. It almost looks the set from SNL. What show is this from?

Kid Charlemagne said...

Clevo Bob,

Not sure, but it does look like the SNL set. That's where I thought it was from.

Righto about Pere Ubu. I came to CB through the music of Pere Ubu. I thank them for that profusely.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Kenosha Kid,

Thanks much for the tip about Egg City Radio. I spent last night downloading stuff from that site!

The Kenosha Kid said...

Captain Beefheart appeared on SNL 11/22/80, this is probably that.

The Kenosha Kid said...

Your welcome!

Cleveland Bob said...

Wow. Major props to Lorne Michaels for airing that 27 years ago. Good investigative work, kk.

TMink said...

I think it is more accurately described as garage. Wonderful garage!

"someone had too much to think last night."

Brilliant. So is the extended cigarette butt metaphor.

Trey

steve simels said...

KC --

That is absolutely brilliant -- I can't believe that was ever on TV.

However, we must remember: Our generation had an existential decision to make -- whose Diddy Wah Diddy was better -- Beefheart's or the Remains!!!!

Kid Charlemagne said...

Steve,

There is also a vid for "Hot Head" on YouTube from the same show.

Love the use of the mellotron on that song. "Open up a case of the punks!"

BTW, tho' I love the Remains dearly, I have to go with CB's version just because of his Howlin' Wolf voice.