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I'm Going to Do What I Wanna Do

A few years ago, iTunes offered this in a vastly screwed up version.

As one who has an open reel recording of this show off WLIR-FM, THIS is what you want if you know and love Don Van Vliet's music from this period.

I was at the late show the same night and it was just as good.

If you love Beefheart, all the errors have been corrected.

Get this!


...just murder.

Beef heart Live and Great!

Don van Vliet will not be for most people’s taste. Even for those that enjoy him he will not be everyday listening. His odd and frequently changing time signatures only rarely make for danceable music.His wide ranging and expressive vocals challenge the concept of easy listening. His idiosyncratic reliance on jazz, blues, and classical influences are beyond eclectic. His lyrics were a combinations of psychedelia, surrealism, and, more rarely, down-home truths that would fit in a country song.
He was unique and often great.
This is a live recording made in the late 70’s at a small venue, to be rebroadcast by a radio station. His other live recordings have a reputation of having sound quality problems. Any quality problems here are minor. He and his band are enthusiastic, spot on in their playing, with a representative collection of his music. The audience is enthusiastic, but mostly stays out during the music


Formed: 1964

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

Born Don Van Vliet, Captain Beefheart was one of modern music's true innovators. The owner of a remarkable four-and-one-half octave vocal range, he employed idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist lyrics and an unholy alliance of free jazz, Delta blues, latter-day classical music and rock & roll to create a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity. While he never came even remotely close to mainstream success, Beefheart's impact was incalculable, and his fingerprints...
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I'm Going to Do What I Wanna Do (Live At My Father's Place 1978), Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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  • $13.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Alternative, Punk, Psychedelic
  • Released: Jul 17, 2000

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