The Time Machine: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Paris 1980

So I’m the world’s biggest Captain Beefheart fan. It’s undisputed.

So I’m biased.

This 30 minute video shot in Paris,France, November 9, 1980, is terrific.

Here’s the band and the set:

Don Van Vliet – vocals, harmonica, sax
Jeff Moris Tepper – guitar
Richard Midnight Hatsize Snyder – guitar
Eric Drew Feldman – bass, synthesizer, mellotron, piano
Robert Arthur Williams – drums
Gary Lucas – guitar*

1 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man
2 Best Batch Yet
3 Dirty Blue Gene
4 Safe as Milk
5 Flavor Bud Living*
6 Bat Chain Puller
7 Big Eyed Beans From Venus

Thanks to Steve McConnell for hipping me to Doom & Gloom From The Tomb, where I found the Beefheart clip.

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