Captain Beefheart (1941-2010)

Stand Up To Be Discontinued: The Art of Don van Vliet (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. Bub and Gill (1:22)
Various Poetry Tracks

  1. Guitars, Wood Guitars (Dec 1977)
  2. Geometry Street (May 1982) + The Word Crawled over the Razor Blade (June 1982)
  3. Parachoke Stare (Jan 1978)
  4. Flat Mattress (Dec 1977)
  5. Seaweed Beard Foam Bone Tree (Dec 1983)
  6. Winnebago Sioux / Old Fart At Play
  7. Sit ThroughThis (June 1982)
  8. Away From Survival (Dec 1977)
  9. The Sand Failure (1980)
  10. Seaweed Beard Foam Bone Tree
  11. The I Saw Shop (Dec 1977)
  12. The Thin Wood Door (Aug 1999)

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.

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