Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jack Nitzsche Featuring Captain Beefheart - Hard Working Man


I'll be in texas for the next week or so... Until we meet again enjoy a cool collaberation between jack and Don!

This is music from the original motion picture score "Blue Collar" from 1978... Pretty rare promo 45. Enjoy!

Jack Nitzsche Featuring Capt. Beefheart - Hard Working Man


15 comments:

Lightning Baltimore said...

Sweet! I bought the whole damn soundtrack LP around 25 years ago just to get that song; I don't even remember what the rest of it sounds like.

XD

Ivan said...

YOWZAH! God bless you and the ground you walk upon! The only copy of this excellent, excellent song was on a tape I'd made of a friend's college radio show. And the movie is the best, too.
--Ivan

Holly said...

Very cool - thank you!

Jon said...

I liked that movie and I had no the Captain had anything to do with it. Thank you. Thank you. This is a real score.

Jerry Lee said...

Great song, great movie! I pulled out my vinyl soundtrack LP, Niztsche assembled an amazing band, time for a re-listen.

Yo Dick- if you're in the Austin area, here's a few BBQ recommendations: Snow's in Lexington (Saturday AM only), Frederick's in Austin, Salt Lick in Dripping Springs (beef ribs on Sundays), Krietz' and Smitty's in Lockhart, Luling City Market, and Louis Mueller in Taylor. I hope to visit all these and more on my October vacation. Aahhh Haaaa!

Anonymous said...

wow what a great tune. Thanks for the turn on.
frank

Timmy said...

I gotta say THANX! Never knew about this... Great shit.

Devil Dick said...

hey all, i'm back!
thanks for all the comments!
jerry lee we didn't get much time in Austin just enough time for a beer and a qiuck stop @ end of an ear records! where i picked up some great and cheap records!!!
cheers!
dd

dugg said...

what a treat! two monsters in one track!
thank-you so much,
d

Anonymous said...

the story about this track is : nitzsche was lookin' for a "howlin' wolf" alike singer....cooder said there's only one - DON VAN VLIET..so cooder went to mojave to win him for the project, but don refused, but agreed to come back to l.a. to have a look, cause he had to go anyway...so back in the studio, cooder remembers the way don was treating him during his time with the magic band, locked him in and told him that he'll not open, until the take is done...don needed one take!

Devil Dick said...

thanks for the cool info anonymous!

Daniel said...

Cramps covered It on one of their later albums... and I think Iggy Pop did the choruses!

Anonymous said...

you're welcome, dick...you have a very cool site here...!! adrian

Anonymous said...

Beasts of bourbon covered it on their Sour mash album.
thanks Devil for the original. I never heard it before. Cool!

Rich said...

Wow, thanks man!! Been looking for this for a long time!