The ultimate review and critical analysis of the music and career of Captain Beefheart!
Without a doubt the most challenging artist of the rock era, the man formerly known as Don Van Vliet still retains an almost biblical dedication amongst the ever-increasing fanbase of "those who get it." You either do or you don't; the good Captain doesn't attract the casuals!
Captain Beefheart: Under Review features rare live and studio performances from this hugely influential and legendary artist, interspersed with contributions from virtually all members of The Magic Band - along with a panel of esteemed experts. John French, Mark Boston, Jeff Moris Tepper, Elliot Ingber, Ira Ingber, Jerry Handley, Doug Moon, Gary Marker, Eric Drew Feldman and Gary Lucas are all here discussing their times spent playing and recording with Beefheart and re-appraising the music they made. Biographer Mike Barnes, author and critic Alan Clayson and Uncut Magazine's Contributing Editor Nigel Williamson all join the team too, offering their own criticism and review to the mix.
The film also features rarely seen promo films, interview footage with Beefheart, TV clips, location shots and a host of other features. Covering his entire musical career and with extra features - including "The Hardest Captain Beefheart Interactive Quiz In The World Ever" and full contributor biographies - this is not simply the only Beefheart DVD on the commercial market, it is also the best ever film about the man and his music yet to emerge.
This two-hour film delves deeply into the strange and wonderful career of rock and blues icon, the idiosyncratic Captain Beefheart. Crammed with rare footage, TV clips, live performances, and interviews with experts, musicians, and almost every member of THE MAGIC BAND, this is the most exhaustive films every made about the fascinating life and music of Captain Beefheart.