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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 World of Captain Beefheart live

The World of Captain Beefheart live

As a teaser for their forthcoming album The World of Captain Beefheart to be released in October Gary Lucas and Nona Hendryx will be performing at Joe’s

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OCH at the Fringe

OCH at the Fringe

The excellent Beefheart tribute band Orange Claw Hammer are playing two gigs as part of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Check them out if you get

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The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

The Magic Band Farewell Tour 2017

Updated: 17 August 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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