BREAKING NEWS!
1 february 2018

i will spare you the details, but after a year of hopelessly suffering my quickly degenerating web host i have decided to discontinue our collaboration - and spread the word: freewebs sucks!

which means that with immediate effect captain beefheart electricity will be flashing on at the new address
beefheart.xyz
see you there, you're welcome...

captain beefheart electricity

SUCTION PRINTS
bibliography - books about


 

BEN CRUIKSHANK

FAST AND BULBOUS the captain beefheart story
england 1996 agenda isbn 1899882 25 1
86 pages - 14,5 x 21 cm

captain beefheart / don van vliet - books - ben cruikshank 'fast and bulbous (the captain beefheart story)' - england 1996

yes, in accordance with the title this 85-pages stencil is a fast one. it has no pictures and the text and facts haven't been securely checked, which makes it an irritating read. it bulges with miss-spelled song titles, incorrect year dates and commas at wrong places; the english is kind of semi-intellectual but stiff, sometimes even gibberish. so: a plain shod. besides, the minimal notes by far don't reveal the story it claims to tell.

for whom is this so-called book meant anyway? not for the van vliet addicts, because it's much too sketchy - the writer even causes needless confusion by random suggestions and far-fetched musical influences. and his self-complacency is annoying. not for beefheart-strangers too...: for in fact the whole thing is just a mere drone of personal opinions on the album songs. so it isn't bulbous at all. need i say more? i already spilt too many words...!

CONCLUSION: a quickie. MY ADVICE: forget it.

[08.96]

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