Recorded at the Theatre de L’Empire, in Montmartre, Paris, on November 7th, 1980, for the French TV program ‘Chorus’ – promoting their eleventh studio album, Doc at the Radar Station – Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band performed a 30 minute set.
The set list:
Capt. Beefheart & the Magic Band:
Don Van Vliet (aka. Capt. Beefheart) – vocals, saxophone, gongs
Jeff Morris Tepper – guitar, slide guitar
Richard Midnight Hatsize Snyder – guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar
Eric Drew Feldman – bass guitar, synthesizer, electric piano
Robert Williams – drums, percussion
Gary Lucas – glass finger guitar, french horn
Note of interest: about a week earlier on November 1st at the Paradiso, Amsterdam concert Beefheart endured a heckler in the audience who shouted and made stupid noises in between songs. Instead of just ignoring him, though, Vliet decided to argue with him (this makes for increasingly interesting and humorous listening as Beefheart cuts the heckler down to size instead of just having him removed).
Thanks to ‘Hewish‘ for posting these videos to YouTube.