Captain Beefheart Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, put together one of the most remarkable bands of the 1960's and '70's: part blues, part experimental, part free verse...and hugely influential. Beefheart fans range from Devo to Joan Osborne to David Byrne and a whole host of younger rockers. Beefheart quit performing in 1982 and devoted himself to painting. This summer, NINE CDs devoted to his music have been released. NPR's Rick Karr reports. (9:30)
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Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart

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Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, put together one of the most remarkable bands of the 1960's and '70's: part blues, part experimental, part free verse...and hugely influential. Beefheart fans range from Devo to Joan Osborne to David Byrne and a whole host of younger rockers. Beefheart quit performing in 1982 and devoted himself to painting. This summer, NINE CDs devoted to his music have been released. NPR's Rick Karr reports. (9:30)
Due to Internet rights issues, this segment has been excluded from the Webcast.