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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.

The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

Updated: 14 July 2017 The news we posted a few months back that there would be no more Magic Band tours has, happily, proved to be

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Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

Updated: 8 July 2017 An exhibition of art by Don is being held at¬†Michael Werner’s New York Gallery. Titled Works on Paper it runs from 13

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50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

Is it really 50 years since I first heard the Safe As Milk album? Well, yes it is and I still play it regularly. It still

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