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

CAPTAIN'S CARGO
discography - official releases

flits

GROW FINS rarities (1965-1982)

released 1999
! includes liner notes JOHN FRENCH * 'THERE AIN'T NO SANTA CLAUS ON THE EVENIN' STAGE'

THIS
is
part 1 GENERAL INFORMATION - go to part 2 the RECORDS



captain beefheart - grow fins - front cdbox case
the boxset slip case - picture by ed caraeff


ceedee 1 / elpee vol. I record 1 JUST GOT BACK FROM THE CITY 1965-67
- elpee SIDE 1 -
1 - obeah man 2:46 (early 1966 - band #3)
2 - just got back from the city 1:55 (early 1966 - band #3)
3 - i'm glad 3:43 slow version (early 1966 - band #3) safe as milk 1967 
4 - triple combination 2:50 (later 1966 - band #4)
5 - here i am i always am 3:17 (early 1966 - band #3) the legendary a&m sessions 1966
6 - here i am i always am 2:33 (later 1966 - band #4) the legendary a&m sessions 1966
7 - somebody in my home 3:03 (avalon ballroom 1966 - band #4)
- elpee SIDE 2 -
8 - tupelo 4:15 (avalon ballroom 1966 - band #4)
9 - evil 2:33 (avalon ballroom 1966 - band #4)
10 - old folks boogie 3:15 ([corrected:] avalon ballroom 1966 - band #4)
11 - call on me 3:04 (1965 - band #2) safe as milk 1967
12 - sure 'nuff 'n' yes i do 2:11 (1967 - band #5) safe as milk 1967
13 - yellow brick road 1:45 (1967 - band #5) safe as milk 1967
14 - plastic factory 2:57 (1967 - band #5) safe as milk 1967
total 39:39 minutes


ceedee 2 / elpee vol. I record 2 ELECTRICITY 1967-68 live (band #8)
- elpee SIDE 3 -
1 - electricity 3:42 (27 january 1968) safe as milk 1967 video on cd 4
2 - sure 'nuff 'n' yes i do 2:57 (27 january 1968) safe as milk 1967 video on cd 4
3 - rollin' 'n' tumblin' 11:08 (19 may 1968)
4 - electricity 3:54 (19 may 1968) safe as milk 1967
- elpee SIDE 4 -
5 - you're gonna need somebody on yer bond 6:25 (19 may 1968) (mirror man 1967)
6 - kandy korn 4:21 (19 may 1968) strictly personal 1968
7 - korn ring finger 7:23 (studio 1967)
total 40:05 minutes


ceedee 3 / elpees vol. II TROUT MASK HOUSE SESSIONS 1969 'trout mask replica' rehearsals (band #11)
- elpee SIDE 5 -
1 - untitled 1 'hobo chang ba' and 'dachau blues' tuning up 4:59
2 - untitled 2 bush recording 8:18
3 - hair pie: bake 1 5:04
4 - hair pie: bake 2 2:44
5 - untitled 3 noodling 1:04

captain beefheart - grow fins - label elpee

- elpee SIDE 6 -
6 - hobo chang ba (take 1) 2:02
7 - untitled 4 hobo practice 1:57
8 - hobo chang ba (take 2) 3:08
9 - dachau blues 2:06
10 - old fart at play 1:23
11 - untitled 5 noodling 1:01
12 - pachuco cadaver 4:08
13 - sugar 'n' spikes 2:40
14 - untitled 6 noodling 1:00
- elpee SIDE 7 -
15 - sweet sweet bulbs 2:30
16 - frownland (take 1) 2:51
17 - frownland (take 2) 1:52
18 - untitled 7 noodling 1:10
19 - ella guru 2:33
20 - untitled 8 silence 0:08
21 - she's too much for my mirror 1:30
22 - untitled 9 noodling 0:35
23 - steal softly thru snow 2:22
24 - untitled 10 noodling 1:51
25 - my human gets me blues 2:53
26 - untitled 11 noodling 1:05
- elpee SIDE 8 [partly] -
27 - when big joan sets up 4:32
28 - untitled 12 silence 0:04
29 - untitled 13 candy man 0:56
30 - china pig 4:14
CEEDEE total 72:57 minutes


ceedee 4 audio part / elpee vol. II record 2 TROUT MASK HOUSE SESSIONS storytime portion 1969 spoken words
- elpee SIDE 8 [partly] -
1 - blimp playback 5:09
2 - herb alpert 1:06
3 - septic tank (that's shitty) 0:51
4 - we'll overdub it three times 5:26
CEEDEE [partly] 12:33 minutes

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ceedee 4 ROM part ENHANCED CD 1968-72 live teevee footage [not on elpee of course]
electricity (27 january 1968 - band #8) safe as milk 1967 audio on cd 2
sure 'nuff 'n' yes i do (27 january 1968 - band #8) safe as milk 1967 audio on cd 2
click clack (15 april 1972 - band #22) the spotlight kid 1972 full audio on cd 5
when big joan sets up (15 january 1971 - band #16) trout mask replica 1969 audio on cd 5
woe is uh me bop (15 january 1971 - band #16) lick my decals off, baby 1970 audio on cd 5
bellerin' plain (15 january 1971 - band #16) lick my decals off, baby 1970 audio on cd 5
she's too much for my mirror (28 october 1969 - band #12) trout mask replica 1969
my human gets me blues (28 october 1969 - band #12) trout mask replica 1969 audio on cd 5
CEEDEE [partly] approximately 30:00 minutes

captain beefheart - live 150171 tubeworks studio - mark boston, elliot ingber, don van vliet, bill harkleroad, john french - picture by robert matheu
detroit 15 january 1971 'tubeworks' studio (photographed with effect lens)


ceedee 5 / elpees vol. III CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND GROW FINS 1969-82 live
- elpee SIDE 9 -
1 - my human gets me blues 3:54 (28 october 1969 - band #12) trout mask replica 1969 video on cd(rom) 4
2 - when big joan sets up 6:12 (teevee 15 january 1971 - band #16) trout mask replica 1969 video on cd(rom) 4
3 - woe is uh me bop 2:46 (teevee 15 january 1971 - band #16) lick my decals off, baby 1970 video on cd(rom) 4
4 - bellerin' plain 3:23 (teevee 15 january 1971 - band #16) lick my decals off, baby 1970 not on elpee video on cd(rom) 4
5 - black snake moan #1 1:00 (radio 2 december 1972 - don van vliet, vocal)
- elpee SIDE 10 -
6 - grow fins 5:09 (7 may 1972 - band #22) the spotlight kid 1972
7 - black snake moan #2 1:49 (radio 22 october 1972 - don van vliet, vocal)
8 - spitball scalped uh baby 9:12 (7 may 1972 - band #22)
9 - harp boogie #1 1:32 (radio 22 october 1972 - don van vliet, harmonica)
- elpee SIDE 11 -
10 - one red rose that i mean 1:45 instrumental (24 february 1973 - band #24) lick my decals off, baby 1970
11 - harp boogie #2 0:53 (radio 22 october 1972 - don van vliet, harmonica)
12 - natchez burning 0:43 (radio 22 october 1972 - don van vliet, vocal)
13 - harp boogie #3 0:50 (radio 2 december 1972 - don van vliet, harmonica)
14 - click clack 2:49 (15 april 1972 - band #22) the spotlight kid 1972 video fragment on cd(rom) 4
15 - orange claw hammer 4:36 ('live' radio 1 october 1975 - don van vliet, vocal with frank zappa, guitar) trout mask replica 1969
16 - odd jobs 5:10 (original composition 197? - don van vliet, piano) bat chain puller 1976
- elpee SIDE 12 -
17 - odd jobs 5:08 (studio 1976 - band #30) bat chain puller 1976
18[a] - vampire suite (original composition 19?? - don van vliet, whistle) /
18[b] -
making love to a vampire with a monkey on my back 3:46
(live november 1980 - band #37) doc at the radar station 1980 not on elpee
19 - mellotron improvisation #1 1:22 (5 or 6 december 1980 - band #37)
20 - evening bell 0:54 (original composition 198? - don van vliet, piano) ice cream for crow 1982
21 - evening bell 2:15 instrumental (demo 1982 - band #38) ice cream for crow 1982
22 - mellotron improvisation #2 2:19 (4 december 1980 - band #37)
23 - flavor bud living 1:14 instrumental (28 november 1980 - band #37) doc at the radar station 1980
CEEDEE total 69:51 minutes

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captain beefheart / don van vliet - carolside rehearsal
DON VAN VLIET (would be captain beefheart)

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