NEWS REPORT FROM SPIN
rest in fast and bulbous peace you crazed motherfucker.
jesus fucking christ…. my heart is broken
the man was never of this universe
and i loved him for that
he spoke to the most wildly exciting part of your psyche
he was in tune to the dark matter of our synapses
and he made it flesh with some of the most perfectly demented pop music and paintings
once you listen to Trout Mask Replica, you will never be the same
he changes your biology
GOD PLEASE FUCK MY MINDFUCK MY MIND FOREVERFUCK MY MIND FOR GOOD
Rest in peace.
An incredible original. Thank You Captain Beefheart for Trout Mask Replica! RIP.
worst news of the year
O Captain! My Captain!
I’ve been playing Trout Mask Replica since I’ve heard the news. Such a great album!
Sad news. :(
harp float harp broke…….
Damn, can we please get a moratorium on this dying shit?
The dust blows forward ’n dust blows back
And the wind blows black thru the sky
And the smokestack blows up in suns eye
What, am I gonna die?
I guess not even Capt. Beefheart is immortal. ’Tis sad indeed.
Long Live Captain Beefheart!
I haven’t listened to his records in years (since I switched from LP to CD), but I’m sure I’m going to miss him. I wasn’t aware of his illness, which I guess is the explanation for the end of his musical career. Hopefully, the painting gave him as much satisfaction as the music did.
Terrible artist both musically and as a painter.
I didn’t like his music the first time I heard it, but later after I got into Pere Ubu’s The Modern Dance I listened to Trout Mask again and really liked it, and realized how much of an original and an influence on other musicians he was.
One of the few people in this world that I would call a real hero. Having a family member with M.S. I know the debilitating pain it causes, and I’m Glad Mr. Van Vliet isn’t suffering anymore
The dust blows forward and the dust blows back.