Beefheart Covers Collection – every known cover of a Captain Beefheart song.
A large and diverse number of bands have attempted covering Don’s songs with varying degrees of success. Some of these efforts have had a legitimate release, albeit on small obscure labels, while others have only turned up on radio sessions, live tapes or more recently on Youtube or Soundcloud.
These are the ones I know of – if you’ve come across others please email me at email@example.com. These are all songs Don has written although I have stretched the point a bit to include ‘Willie The Pimp’ and ‘Hard Workin Man’ which are closely associated with him but are not his compositions.
A Beefheart Connection
Some tenuous, some blatant, but there’s Beefheart in there somewhere.
- Borrowed quotes from Beefheart tunes in music and in print
- Bands & People named after Beefheart Songs etc.
Tributes and Projects
- Al Lover : Safe As Milk Replica
- Beefheart Toronto Project
- Benjamin Horrendous : Messin’ with the Kid
- Big Eyed Beans From Venus (tribute band)
- Captain Beefheart’s Jukebox
- Doctor Dark (tribute band)
- Fast ‘n’ Bulbous Tribute Album
- Fast ‘n’ Bulbous – The Captain Beefheart Project
- Pork Chop Blue Around The Rind
- Waxed Oop
- The Fourfathers (tribute band)
- Gary Lucas & Nona Hendryx : The World of Captain Beefheart
- Gimme Dat Harp Boy : Roots of the Captain
- Heaven’s Black Top Hat – Over The Edge Radio Show & Cassette Only Release
- Lewis Taylor : Trout Mask Reborn
- Low Yo Yo Stuff – a play with live band
- Magic Band
- Back To The Front
- 21st Century Mirror Men
- Mama Kangaroos – all female tribute album
- Men & Volts play Captain Beefheart
- Meridian Arts Ensemble : Prime Meridian
- Messin’ with the Kid : Benjamin Horrendous
- Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish – tribute album
- Orange Claw Hammer : Cooks the Beef
- The Jack and Jim Show: Pachuco Cadaver – tribute album
- Robyn Hitchcock and the Imaginary Band – Clear Spot performed live
- The Roots of Captain Beefheart
- Rosa Ensemble : Selling Hoovers in Mojave
- Swedish Tribute Band
- Van Goo (tribute band)