A winter night in January 1981 I drove up to Reseda in Los Angeles to see Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band at the Country Club. It was a fantastic concert and Don and the band were flying.
At the time I was working for the Danish Radio as a freelancer and I asked a guy at the door if Don would be available for an interview. To my surprise he came out and told me to meet Don at a Denny’s restaurant across the street. And there he came in his stage-clothes, very nice and we talked as you can hear here.
After the interview he drove off in his old Volvo into the desert, back to his paintings as he said. The interview never made it to the radio and I forgot about it until very recently when I found my trusted mini-Nagra hidden in a corner of my loft together with some tapes. One of them was this interview. Enjoy!