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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.

Fast and Bulbous : The Art of Victor Hayden

Fast and Bulbous : The Art of Victor Hayden

May 11 – June 8, 2019 • Fast & Bulbous: The Art of Victor Hayden, curated by Anthony Ausgang Lisa Derrick Fine Arts will be presenting

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Beefheart Music Live!

Beefheart Music Live!

There are not many opportunities these day to hear Don’s music played live but luckily there are a few musicians out there keeping the flame alive.

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Beat Club '72 - more footage!

Beat Club '72 - more footage!

One of the great pieces of footage showing the band at full throttle is their performance of I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby on the German TV

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