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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.

Orange Claw Hammer - new CD & live dates

Orange Claw Hammer - new CD & live dates

The excellent Beefheart tribute band Orange Claw Hammer have recently ¬†released a CD of some of their takes on Don’s music. See Steve Froy’s review of

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The end of the Reunion

The end of the Reunion

2016 has been a bad news year for all sorts of reasons … unfortunately here’s some more of the same… On 15 December John French posted

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Bob Krasnow RIP

Bob Krasnow RIP

The former Beefheart producer and label boss has died. The Radar Station was sorry to hear of the death on 11 December 2016 of Bob Krasnow

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