captain beefheart electricity

don van vliet SINGING INK
poetry and fine arts



poem & untitled drawing
from usa promotional booklet BROWN STAR mid 1972
reproduced usa magazine (WARNER / REPRISE) CIRCULAR vol.4 #? ??0572
poem reprinted germany magazine SOUNDS germany 010672
drawing reproducedliner notes THE SPOTLIGHT KID / CLEAR SPOT two-on-one ceedee 1990
reproduced liner notes THE DUST BLOWS FORWARD album 1999

lyrics to the title track of an intended album which shrank to the elpee 'clear spot'
originally - and quite original - printed on brown paper
the meant brown star is the earth


'brown star' is the title of captain beefheart's next album, succeeding 'the spotlight kid', 'lick my decals off, baby', 'trout mask replica' and the rest, which is history

captain beefheart / don van vliet - drawing - 'brown star' - warner bros / reprise promotional booklet 05.72

don van vliet 1972


click clack to the power station, the news or the other SINGING INK

captain beefheart electricity
as felt by teejo