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Combining elements of free jazz, blues and rock, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band produced what is commonly regarded by critics and fans as one of rock’s few truly original bodies of work.

Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) retired from the music industry after 1982’s Ice Cream For Crow album to concentrate on his primary love – paint.

The Radar Station is a purely fan-run site which aims to document every twist and turn in the tale of this unique individual.

Photograph copyright Anton Corbijn, used with kind permission.

And open your purses...

And open your purses...

With one Indiegogo crowdfunding project successfully completed the band have set up another one! This time it’s for another DVD called Singing Through You which is

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Let your wallets flop out

Let your wallets flop out

Updated: 3 Sept 2015 Great news – after only 4 days this has already reached its target! ——————————————————————————————————— John French has started a crowdfunding project on

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Review of new Herb Bermann book

Review of new Herb Bermann book

Steve Froy takes a closer look at the excellent new book of lyrics and reminiscence from Beefheart’s early songwriting collaborator, Herb Bermann. Read the review

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