captain beefheart electricity

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this is just a strange picture of a strange captain beefheart alongside a strange quiz! i really can't imagine what he's doing and why!... it (most likely) is taken from the usa book THE GREAT ROCK, POP & SOUL QUIZ - copyright 1980 - and goes:

by ski

have you noticed? everybody is talking and writing about captain beefheart and éverybody (whoever thát is) is talking and writing about yoko ono. well, i hate to pull rank on you people, but as someone who has been devouring beefheart records since 1966 and as someone who has considered yoko his favourite beatle since she first met john in that same year, i now present to you:

[the 'yoko' questions are left out because they're too easy - teejo]

1. captain beefheart's lost and legendary first single was a cover of what standard rock classic and was issued on what label?
3. after two members of the original magic band left beefheart, totally disillusioned with the direction his sound was taking with the release of the archetypal sell-out attempt album 'unconditionally guaranteed', what group did they form which released two albums in england?
5. complete this famous beefheart assessment: 'of the ---- people in the world ---- are ----'.
7. place the following captain beefheart albums in order of rélease (not date of recording!): unconditionally guaranteed - safe as milk - lick my decals off, baby - bluejeans and moonbeams - shiney beast - trout mask replica - mirror man - clear spot - the spotlight kid
8. captain beefheart's favorite american painter at the moment is ----.
10. who wrote the 'rolling stone' cover story on captain beefheart that appeared in 1969?

o.k. folks, start thinking now - while captain beefheart tries to confuse you:

captain beefheart / don van vliet in strange quiz - arnoud bizalian
picture by arnaud bizalion

according to the quizmaster the ANSWERS are:
 1. 'doo-wah-diddy' on a&m
3. mallard
5. 'of the 40 people in the world 5 are hamburgers'
7. safe as milk - mirror man - trout mask replica - lick my decals off, baby - the spotlight kid - clear spot - unconditionally guaranteed - bluejeans and moonbeams - shiney beast
8. franz kline
10. langdon winner

hmm. if we're not counting the spelling errors, he's got four answers right out of six, er, well, that means his prize (converted, as the yoko points are out of competition) would have been...: free travel time to hiroshima, 1945...!

hey you know what, ski? why don't you ask mé for the questioning and answering next time...

for the visitors: to keep this a quiz i won't tell you which answers are wrong and why. i hope you're beefheart enough to know, or will find out one day...


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captain beefheart electricity
as felt by teejo