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RIP, Captain Beefheart

(Photo by Jlacpo via Creative Commons)

Don Van Vliet--better known as Captain Beefheart--died today after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 69 and had been sick for a while: he was wheelchair bound since the 1990s. Still sad.

But let's not remember the sad times. Here's a cut from Trout Mask Replica, which was recorded and conceived in a famous Woodland Hills home that was recently sold. Here's to you.