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Beefheart commission: 'Beefheart on the Beach'
Artist Alan Dunn's 'Beefheart On The Beach' project was a 'recreation' of the musician's celebrated 1968 performance on the beach at Cannes. Dunn worked with The Probes and Edgar Jones (music), Imogen Ettridge (costumes) and Tim Brunsden (video) to create and document a new performance - this time by the beach at New Brighton on the Wirral - of popular early Beefheart number 'Electricity'. Filmed in the summer or 2017, this was shown at Bluecoat's Beefheart Weekend, curated by Kyle Percy, with Chris McCabe and Bryan Biggs, and is available on this site. Photo: John Johnson.