This 1971 video of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band captures the group at their zenith, powering through a set comprised of several numbers from the then new Lick My Decals Off Baby album and Trout Mask Replica:
Taped on January 15, 1971 at WABX TV Studio in Detroit for the Detroit Tube Works program.
1. When Big Joan Sets Up (0:00)
2. Hair Pie Bass Solo (6:23)
3. Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop (6:42)
4. Flash Gordon’s Ape/Marimba Solo (8:48)
5. Bellerin Plain (9:11)
6. Instrumental for Foot and Fingers (13:00)
Crappy versions of this have been bootlegged for decades, and parts of it appear on the Grow Fins box set, but this is the best version I’ve seen of this puppy, by far.