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.
We have mentioned the Beefheart/Zappa Commemorative box set put together around Freddy Banister’s book “There Must Be A Better Way” a few times before, and its contents have been expanded recentlyRead More
Zappa.com have announced their intention to release the “definitive” Trout Mask Replica in May 2013; initially on CD but with a vinyl edition “coming soon”. AvailableRead More