On 27 January 1968 Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band performed on the beach at Cannes, France, in front of the Martinez Hotel. They were in Cannes to perform at the MIDEM music festival. The video of Electricity and Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do is a fantastic document of a tight band on the rise: This video can be found on the enhanced disc included with Grow Fins (Rarities 1965-1982) Band members Jeff Cotton Jerry Handley Don Van Vliet John French Alex St. Clair Snouffer Photographs The above photo was taken by photographer Herman Selleslags. Other shots were features on the 1970 French reissueRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Safe As Milk[/alert_box] Well I was born in the desert came on up from New Orleans Came upon a tornado, sun not in the sky Ah waited ’round all day with the moon sticking in m’eye Hey hey hey all you young girls wherever you’re at Ah got a brand new Cadillac, got a Ferrari too Sure ’nuff baby, sure ’nuff n’ yes I do Got the time t’ teach ya n’ I bet you’ll learn some too Got the time t’ teach ya n’ I bet you’ll learn some too Sure ’nuff baby, sure ’nuff ‘n yes I do Hey hey heyRead More →