captain beefheart electricity

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saturday 01.11.80 AMSTERDAM holland PARADISO
REMASTERED BROADCAST - go to the main page


CARTE BLANCHE: CO DE KLOET

country HOLLAND medium RADIO + WEB date 16 august 1999
station RADIO 4 NPS program SUPPLEMENT narration DUTCH time 240 minutes

this broadcast in a series of summer specials by the well known dutch supplement program in which their editors could 'do their favourite things' was announced (in plain dutch) as: '16 augustus, Radio 4, 20.00 uur. Captain Beefheart - Paradiso - Nov 1 1980. Integral! No edits. Remastered in de NPS zaproom!'. the other half of it was a similar treatment to a frank zappa concert, but that's just for the note. the program was so extraordinary, i made this special page for a thorough review. unfortunately the automatic pilot to handle the INTERNET switch had fallen asleep at the start of the program, just to wake up halfway....

THE PLAYLIST

warming up:
album track japan in a dishpan lick my decals off, baby 1970
the show:
011180 PARADISO, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
NOWADAYS A WOMAN'S GOTTA HIT A MAN * clear spot 1972
ABBA ZABA safe as milk 1967
HOT HEAD doc at the radar station 1980
ASHTRAY HEART doc at the radar station 1980
DIRTY BLUE GENE doc at the radar station 1980
BEST BATCH YET doc at the radar station 1980
SAFE AS MILK strictly personal 1968
FLAVOR BUD LIVING gary lucas guitar doc at the radar station 1980
HER EYES ARE A BLUE MILLION MILES clear spot 1972
ONE RED ROSE THAT I MEAN jeff moris tepper guitar lick my decals off, baby 1970
ONE MAN SENTENCE gary lucas poem 1970
DOCTOR DARK lick my decals off, baby 1970
BAT CHAIN PULLER shiny beast (bat chain puller) 1978
MY HUMAN GETS ME BLUES trout mask replica 1969
SUGAR 'N' SPIKES trout mask replica 1969
VETERAN'S DAY POPPY trout mask replica 1969
DROPOUT BOOGIE safe as milk 1967
SHERIFF OF HONG KONG doc at the radar station 1980
KANDY KORN strictly personal 1968
SUCTION PRINTS shiny beast (bat chain puller) 1978
BIG EYED BEANS FROM VENUS clear spot 1972
* = track never broadcast before
cooling down:
home-made beefheart & zappa album tracks medley
hobo chang ba grow fins 1999 (trout mask replica house session) *
black snake moan 1 grow fins 1999
golden birdies clear spot 1972
orange claw hammer with frank zappa guitar grow fins 1999
black snake moan 2 grow fins 1999
81 poop hatch ice cream for crow 1982
ice rose shiny beast (bat chain puller) 1978 *
muffin man zappa / beefheart / mothers * bongo fury 1975
(and some zappa only stuff)
* = incomplete
followed by:
frank zappa * 240580 ahoy, rotterdam, holland

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LIVE REPORT of the INTERNET (NON)HAPPENING

16.08.99 00.00 hour local dutch time: don't forget: today it is 16 AUGUST 1999!

16.08.99 18.00 hour LATEST NEWS! everything seems to be in perfect order to make the internet broadcast a success. the necessary frames you have to click all are there, and - beit a bit late - a PLAYLIST of the things to occur now is available too (although any english translation fails)! there are still two hours to go - but i'm getting REALLY nervous, i think... [at the moment, the real audio player only sends out the station identification tune, so don't panic if your connection does seem to fall out after that!]

16.08.99 20.30 hour i can ensure you: the concert is MARVELLOUS, and beefheart is in great form from the start. the sound quality is unbelievable, but... that's only on my radio! THE INTERNET SHOW DOESN'T WORK! while last week everything was as should be... if you have similar problems, e-mail those guys immediately, of course!

16.08.99 23.00 hour yeah, nów - while that fucking zappa, co de kloet's favourite, is playing - i've got sound from the internet! but i wonder, why not during my dear captain? i have no idea what the damage to you is - or not. it's a pity if someone missed this good concert with its unbelievable sound - but don't worry: at least, the tápes from the normal radio show are tip-top... more news to clear this (had zappa's spirit sabotaged a switch?) soon!

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[20.08.99 addition:] it's completely uninteresting, but this is what i thought a few minutes after the start of the broadcast:

the web! the web! co! the web!
this ain't gonna make the dutch supplement radio show fat!
the crazy sounds! the crazy sounds! they're gone! they're gone!
co! co! the web! the web!

but... co couldn't go back to the control room: the captain had left the studio for a holiday....

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[updated 200899]


go to more facts about the concert
such as the presence of several bootlegs of this broadcast
and the official ceedee AMSTERDAM '80

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