Captain Beefheart - Quotes

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The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It's always changing.

The wind is a very difficult sound to get. It's always changing.

When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.

When I see a dolphin, I know it's just as smart as I am.

I live in a Mobile Home - I've never had a house, except once; I rented a log cabin. ---->>>

I don't do lullabyes. ---->>>

I don't even know what sound is, much less what it's for. It isn't to make money that's for sure. I've never made any. ---->>>

I don't like getting out when I could be painting. And when I'm painting, I don't want anybody else around. ---->>>

I'd never just want to do what everybody else did. I'd be contributing to the sameness of everything. ---->>>

I'm interested in playing, not working. ---->>>

The stars are matter, we're matter, but it doesn't matter. ---->>>

We're all colored, or you wouldn't be able to see anyone. ---->>>

With my voice and my band, I can do anything. ---->>>

You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be. ---->>>

I'd rather play a tune on a horn, but I've always felt that I didn't want to train myself. Because when you get a train, you've got to have an engine and a caboose. I think it's better to train the caboose. You train yourself, you strain yourself. ---->>>

Johnny Rotten. He's a big fan of mine. I used to see him out in the audience in England and he'd stand up and holler. He's funny. Smart too, and a nice guy. Don't think he's a jerk because he isn't. ---->>>

You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff. ---->>>

An audience can really lift you right up off the stage. ---->>>

Bob Dylan impresses me about as much as... well, I was gonna say a slug but I like slugs. ---->>>

But I have been in some very beautiful churches, then I've looked outside and seen people starving to death. ---->>>

I don't know anything about music. ---->>>

I don't think artists are made, I think they're born. ---->>>

I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees. ---->>>

I needed to purge myself of all the attention my parents had given me - I wasn't neglected enough as a child. ---->>>

I think most people try to get others to see through their eyes. ---->>>

I think Shakespeare is really the one. Words as music and music as words. Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening. ---->>>

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably have inadvertently while driving automobiles.

I would never kill a living thing, although I probably have inadvertently while driving automobiles.

If you want to be a different fish, jump out of school. ---->>>

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good. ---->>>

Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then, man too is an animal. ---->>>

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.

That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too. ---->>>

We see the moon, don't we? So it's our eye. Animals see us, don't they? So we're their animals. ---->>>

I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either. ---->>>

Biography

Captain Beefheart profile (captain-beefheart.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: 01-15, 1941
Birthplace:
Die: 12-17, 2010
Occupation: Musician

Don Van Vliet (, born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (1964–1982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums (wikipedia)