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LUCA FERRARI

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE ICE CREAM FOR CROWS
perle ai porci gelato ai corvi
a tribute to the art of captain beefheart

italy 1996 book+ceedee sonic sb1 isbn 88 7226 319 0
118 pages - 8 pictures - 10 colour repros - 4 drawings - 12 poems
14 x 12,5 cm + 3" ceedee

captain beefheart / don van vliet - books about - luca ferrari 'pearls before swine ice cream for crows' - italy 1996 - front cover

after english, german and french books about captain beefheart and the magic band this summer the italians also got their much-needed background story. it has a glossy lay-out and the surprising format of a cd-box. in fact it's a kind of mini repeat of the 1993 'stand up to be discontinued' art book with some reproductions taken from it; but also with paintings and poems from 'skeleton breath, scorpion blush' from 1987 and a poem and three drawings from the 1983 periodical conjunctions (#3).

another nice thought was to present an (not perfect) english translation along the italian text, so a bigger part of the world can read it. unfortunately it then turns out that there are a lot of plain citings from articles, numerous spelling faults in titles and incomplete or wrong facts that easily could have been prevented. wanna have examples? on page 31 'it is early 1970 and mascara snake and doug moon leave the band'. well, doug had only been a guest - and worst of all: jeff cotton also left, but isn't mentioned. fie; a simple look at colin webb's band line-ups would have avoided this blunder. and the rather good, quite extensive discography is u.s. and u.k. only and... missing the 'diddy wah diddy' single.

but altogether it's a nice try and folks that couldn't afford or obtain one of the 'stand up to be discontinued' books with the legendary POETRY READING SEQUENCE ceedee, can make good: the item includes a 3-inch RE-RELEASE!

CONCLUSION: not so well-done
MY ADVICE: buy it if you missed 'stand up to be discontinued'

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the VAN VLIET pieces and their sources:
painting 1985 bromboline frenzy book skeleton breath, scorpion blush 1987
painting 1986 crepe and black lamps book skeleton breath, scorpion blush 1987
drawing 1976 'shiny beast' elpee shiny beast (bat chain puller) 1978
poem 1980 'a little paranoia' book stand up to be discontinued 1993
painting 1987 parapliers the willow dipped book stand up to be discontinued 1993
interview 1983 an old fart at play magazine heavy metal 010883
painting 1987 castfat shadows book stand up to be discontinued 1993
painting 1988 white crepe boat
painting 1988 the gray twist
painting 1990 cross poked a shadow of a crow #1
painting 1991 globe and brown light
painting 1991 ghost lemon
drawing 1980 untitled [3] book conjunctions #3 1983
painting 1991 wrought iron cactus book stand up to be discontinued 1993
[mistitled] poem 1982 the smith that cleans our stars book conjunctions #3 1983
poem 1987 three months in the mirror book skeleton breath, scorpion blush 1987
poem 1987 a tin peened reindeer book skeleton breath, scorpion blush 1987
poem 1969 sun dawn dance magazine rolling stone 140570
poem 1971? 'it's not worth...' book stand up to be discontinued 1993
drawing 1980 untitled [2] book conjunctions #3 1983
drawing 1980 untitled [1] book conjunctions #3 1983

don van vliet / captain beefheart - 199? - book 'pearls before swine, ice cream for crows' italy 1996

POETRY READING ceedee and their sources:
lyrics 1969 fallin' ditch elpee trout mask replica 1969
poem 1969 the tired plain book skeleton breath, scorpion blush 1987
lyrics 1969 skeleton makes good elpee ice cream for crow 1982
poem 1990? safe sex drill book stand up to be discontinued 1993
poem 1991 tulip book stand up to be discontinued 1993
poem 1968 gil book skeleton breath, scorpion blush 1987

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BUT WATCH OUT:

since a few months record stores (like the ones on the web) can provide you with a 1996 italy ceedee with extensive booklet CAPTAIN BEEFHEART * BEAUTIFUL MORNING with the same specifications!(?). now i would say: do like me and lets wait till someone tells us more about it.

[07.97]

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