Beefheart Covered

By BLunger BLunger
updated over 6 years ago

The words and music of Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) have been appreciated enough to inspire cover versions since his first album "Safe As Milk" appeared in 1967. This list of artists who have covered his music is a testament to how his and His Magic Band's influence have transcended time, genre and nationality.

If you know of more additions that can be made to this list, please let me know.

  1. Blossom Toes - Love Bomb - Live 1967-69

    14 For Sale from $13.09

    Recorded 1967
    Electricity

  2. Edgar Broughton Band* - Apache Drop Out

    29 For Sale from $1.82

    1970
    Drop Out Boogie
    ( 'Dropout Boogie' combined with The Shadows instrumental hit 'Apache'. This is the first Beefheart cover to be released. Actually listed on the label as 'Apache Drop Out - Apache introducing Drop Out Boogie'.)

  3. Roger Ruskin Spear - Electric Shocks

    7 For Sale from $18.50

    1971
    Dropout Boogie (a version of titled "Drop Out" originally released on the 7"EP Rebel Trousers on United Artists, UK)

  4. Stack Waddy - Stack Waddy

    1971
    Sure 'Nuff 'N' Yes I Do

  5. Barricade (5) - Le Rire Des Camisoles

    1 For Sale from $20.98

    Recorded somewhere between 1969-74
    Je T'aime Gros Bébé (I Love You Big Dummy)

  6. Lill Lindfors - Fritt Fram

    27 For Sale from $2.27

    1975
    Blåjeans Och Stjärnljus (Bluejeans & Moonbeams)

  7. Monster Island (2) - ¡Hoh!

    4 For Sale from $40.00

    1977
    Alice In Blunderland

  8. Henry Kaiser - Ice Death

    12 For Sale from $20.00

    1977
    Dali's Car

  9. The Tubes - Now

    1977
    My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains

  10. Buzzcocks Featuring Howard Devoto - Time's Up!

    1978
    I Love You, You Big Dummy

  11. Magazine - Give Me Everything

    37 For Sale from $3.93

    1978
    I Love You You Big Dummy

  12. Various - We Couldn't Agree On A Title

    1980
    The 012 - Blabber 'N' Smoke

  13. Motor Boys Motor - Drive Friendly

    10 For Sale from $2.61

    1980
    Fast N´ Bulbous/Grow Fins

  14. Sacred Cowboys - Nailed To The Cross: 1982-1985

    1 For Sale from $29.53

    Recorded 1983
    Click Clack

  15. Coati Mundi - The Former 12 Year Old Genius

    1983
    Tropical Hot Dog Night

  16. Ex Post Facto - She'll Rape The World!

    13 For Sale from $3.93

    1984
    Blue Million Miles

  17. Walls Of Genius - Crazed To The Core

    1984
    The Dust Blows Forward'n The Dust Blows Back...

  18. The Deadpan Tractor - Grumble

    12 For Sale from $5.83

    1985
    Big Eyed Beans From Venus

  19. Working Week - Too Much Time

    16 For Sale from $0.87

    1986
    Too Much Time

  20. Screaming Dizbüsters - This Ain't The Summer Of Love

    26 For Sale from $2.33

    1986
    Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The Fire

  21. Various - Fast 'N' Bulbous

    1988
    Tribute album

  22. The Beasts Of Bourbon - Hard Work Drivin' Man

    12 For Sale from $7.77

    1988
    Hard Work Drivin' Man
    (also on the album "Sour Mash" from 1988)