I hadn't looked for Captain Beefheart stuff that I hadn't heard in a while. So when I ran into a 1974 live radio broadcast (at Big O), I went looking for more. I found enough that it'll take a while to digest it all, so here's just a brief rundown. Note before clicking the live thing is at Big O: A thing will pop up from Cloudfare, it's just checking that you aren't some mp3 stealing bot. The live thing is from 1974, right after the Magic Band walked, so it was recorded with a new band. It's kind of an odd mix of some jam band and no wave tweaks, with a pissed off Howlin' Wolf jabbering all over it.
The thing at Vinyl Villan is good. An imagined Beefheart compilation by someone way more into him than I am. It's a nice cross section. The cover of "Evil" down there is live, from 1966, and kicks beaucoup ass.
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Captain Beefheart - Evil mp3 at Cover Me
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Where There's Woman mp3 at Avant Avant
Captain Beefheart - An Imaginary Compilation at Vinyl Villain Ten songs, good reading.
Captain Beefheart - Live, Kansas City MO, 1974 at Big O/Roio Twelve individual songs.