Diving into the Far Out Vault, it’s time to remember the time David Lynch decided to recite Captain Beefheart track ‘Pena’.
The track, which is taken from Beefheart’s iconic third studio album Trout Mask Replica, was released as part of a double album in 1969 and produced by Beefheart’s childhood friend Frank Zappa.
Lynch has made no secret of his admiration for Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band in the past, even appearing in Anton Corbijn’s short movie about Beefheart. So, when Magic Band guitarist Gary Lucas came calling to ask him to participate in a tribute show Lynch couldn’t refuse.
Lucas, playing his tribute show in New York’s Knitting Factory in 2008, recorded Lynch’s recital of ‘Pena’ for the occasion. Here is the recording: