Tag Archives: Captain Beefheart

In the jaws of the crocodile

People are the product of history. The way nations see, dress, think and formulate reality are much based on the parameters that over time, form a wall of convention, the box to which the comfort zone of convenience installs and … Continue reading

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cultural choreography: the overkill festival

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) back in them olden daze of yore, when men were men and women were scared, folks still had internal fortitude (aka- “guts.”) or maybe they were just incredibly stoned. no matter. i’m talking about back … Continue reading

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post punk: beware of the big label

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) …but the new british term of post punk seems to be emerging not as the huge enveloping overview or what happened, but instead as a very very tiny little shattered piece of that mirror. it’s not … Continue reading

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frank: we’re only in it for the art

Frank Zappa. A game changer. And much of the aesthetic projection can be credited to Cal Schenkel… by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) Where would we all be if there had never been a Frank Zappa? I ¬†mean, the guy … Continue reading

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before good fun became a commodity

before the big corporate money began pouring its cold soul into popular music culture…. Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): Before there was Rolling Stone magazine, before we had ‘rock critics’, before we had ‘genres’ of rock music, there was only radio. They … Continue reading

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collector geeks: crying over the whole shebang

Obsessive completist collector geeks…. Art Chantry (Art@artchantry.com): While collecting records over the years,I began to become fascinated by a certain weird ‘category’ of record collecting. There are so many odd little nooks and crannies of record collecting that you never … Continue reading

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won’t get fooled again:NOT a sampler but a sampling

It was a lot of money back then, and sampling has evolved to become a lucrative promotional vehicle for advertisers…. ….”I really hate the way the money grubbers constantly peck aroudn the edges at things until they can wiggle their … Continue reading

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trout mask replicas: diving without masks

Ostensibly, they were deeply in love. Objectively, they were talented artists.Very talented.¬† The suicides, one week apart of Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake are now branded as the “Golden Suicides”, coming to a theater near you, hang your hat on … Continue reading

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''Yolky Masses Bleeding to the Fringes''

”… the overall effect is one of a primordial stew- a miasma of mythological archetypes from the shared human unconscious, played against a barren American landscape”. Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, an icon of experimental music has followed the … Continue reading

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Captain Beowulf & Carp Mask Replica

$99 for hand painted replicas of original art work. Painter, designer and illustrator Cal Schenkel has been offering reproductions of his iconic album cover of Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica. Both absurd and surreal, the imagery of Trout Mask leaves … Continue reading

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