RIP, Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart)

December 17, 2010 Off By Eric Jensen

Captain Beefheart Dies at 69

Iconoclastic musician and painter Don Van Vliet died today after a lengthy battle with MS. Many of his recordings including Trout Mask Replica, Lick My Decals Off Baby, and Clear Spot where game-changers for me. A true original who will be missed.

Check out Van Vliet’s paintings here: Run Paint Run