Song List Bass Solo – Suction Prints Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man I Wanna Find Me A Woman Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene Smithsonian Institute Blues Best Batch Yet Band Intros Safe As Milk One Red Rose Sue Egypt Dr Dark Bat Chain Puller My Human Gets Me Blues Sheriff Of Hong Kong Kandy Korn Suction Prints Big Eyed Beans From Venus Total time: 73.57 Notes From the sleevenotes: This FM recording was taken from The Magic Band’s ‘last ever’ concert at The Golden Bear, on Huntington Beach, California on the 31st January 1981 after a sell-out tour of Europe &Read More →

Song List Volume 1 Side One Tropical Hot Dog Night Nowadays A Woman’s Got To Hit A Man Owed T’Alex Dropout Boogie Side Two Harry Irene Abba Zaba Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles Old Fart At Play Well Ice Rose Moonlight On Vermont Volume 2 Side One Floppy Boot Stomp You Know You’re A Man Bat Chain Puller Side Two My copy is pressed with the same tracks as side 2 of Volume 1! Can anyone confirm if copies are available with the rest of the show on side 2 of Volume 2? Radar Station Overview A French (well, it says ‘Made inRead More →

Song List Disc One Tropical Hot Dog Night Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Owed T’Alex Dropout Boogie Harry Irene Abba Zaba Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles Old Fart At Play Well Ice Rose Disc Two Moonlight On Vermont The Floppy Boot Stomp You Know You’re A Man Bat Chain Puller Apes Ma When I See A Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy Veteran’s Day Poppy Safe As Milk Suction Prints Radar Station Overview Recorded at My Father’s Place, New York on 18th November 1978. Broadcast on WLIR FM 11th December 1978. A 2 CD set of this excellent show. The date given forRead More →

Song List 1. Bat Chain Puller 2. Seam Crooked Sam 3. Harry Irene 4. 81 Poop Hatch 5. Flavor Bud Living 6. Brickbats 7. Floppy Boot Stomp 8. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond 9. Owed T’Alex 10. Odd Jobs 11. 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole 12. Apes-Ma + nine mystery live tracks (on the CD version only) From Ozit publicity drivel New Updated version of the “Dustsucker” album which will be deleted after the current pressing has sold through. Captain Beefheart’s original tapes of the Bat Chain Puller album sent to his friend Roger Eagle in the UK toRead More →

Song List 1. Bat Chain Puller 2. Seam Crooked Sam 3. Harry Irene 4. 81 Poop Hatch 5. Flavor Bud Living 6. Brickbats 7. Floppy Boot Stomp 8. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond 9. Owed T’Alex 10. Odd Jobs 11. 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole 12. Apes-Ma 13. Bat Chain Puller 14. Harry Irene 15. Flavor Bud Living 16. Floppy Boot Stomp 17. Owed T’Alex 18. Well Well Well 19. My Human Gets Me Blues Tracks 1 to 12: the original Bat Chain Puller Tracks 13 – 17: taken from the My Fathers Place 1978 showRead More →

Song List: Bat Chain Puller (1976) Bat Chain Puller Seam Crooked Sam Harry Irene ’81 Poop Hatch Flavor Bud Living Brick Bats Floppy Boot Stomp A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond Owed T’Alex Odd Jobs The 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole Apes Ma Safe As Milk (mono mix 1967) Sure Nuff N Yes I Do Zig Zag Wanderer Call On Me Dropout Boogie I’m Glad Electricity Yellow Brick Road Abba Zabba Plastic Factory Where There’s Woman Grown So Ugly Autumn’s Child Radar Station Overview This is a top quality version of the original Bat Chain Puller album –Read More →

Song List Bat Chain Puller Seam Crooked Sam Harry Irene A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond Brick Bats Floppy Boot Stomp Flavor Bud Living Carson City (aka Owed T’Alex) Odd Jobs The 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole The Witch Doctor Life Candle Mambo #1 Candle Mambo #2 Run Paint Run Run (instrumental) Suction Prints When I See A Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy Radar Station Overview There is no “Poop Hatch” nor “Apes Ma” listed because for some reason they haven’t been included. Overall the sound quality is quite good. The songs 12 through to 16 are listedRead More →

Song List Bat Chain Puller Seam Crooked Sam Harry Irene Poop Hatch A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond Brickbats Floppy Boot Stomp Flavour Bud Living Carson City (Owed T’Alex) Odd Jobs 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole Apes Ma Bass Solo Alice In Blunderland Abba Zabba Click Clack My Human Gets Me Blues I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby Golden Birdies Tracks 1 – 12: Original Bat Chain Puller 1976 Tracks 13 – 19: The Bataclan, Paris 15th April 1972 (incorrectly labelled as 1973 on the cover) Radar Station Overview When this CD first appeared it presented the best qualityRead More →

Song list: Side One Apes Ma When I See A Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy Veteran’s Day Poppy Interview ’78 Bat Chain Puller Poem Harry Irene Side Two 81 Poop Hatch Brickbats Floppy Boot Stomp Owed T’Alex Poem Human Totem Pole Apes Ma Side One Tracks 2 & 3: My Fathers Place, NYC 1978 Track 4: interview with John Peel from 1973 Track 6: Seam Crooked Sam Side Two Track 5: Odd Jobs Radar Station Overview A single vinyl release of the Original Bat Chain Puller album with additional tracks from a 1978 show and a mis-dated interview with Don by John Peel. Unfortunately the wholeRead More →

Tied up in the legal wrangles between Frank Zappa and Herb Cohen before it could be offically released this album has been bootlegged many times over the years. Although production on the album hadn’t been finished advance copies were sent out to music reps and radio stations and it was these that enabled the easy bootlegging of this otherwise  (at the time) unreleased album. The Zappa Family Trust finally got around to releasing it in 2012 – see info on official release Here are the bootleg versions we know about: Original 1976 Shiny Beast Version (Der totem pole sagt) Year released: 198? See full info The Original BatRead More →

  Song List DISC 1 Alternate Takes and Alternate Mixes Suction Prints #1 When I See Mummy #1 Candle Mambo #1 Witch Doctor Life #1 Love Lies #1 Run Paint, Run Run (Basics Only) Owed T’ Alex Suction Prints #2 When I See Mummy #2 Candle Mambo #2 Witch Doctor Life #2 Love Lies #2 DISC 2 Basic Tracks Only Tropical Hot Dog Night #1 Run Paint, Run Run You Know You’re A Man When I See Mummy #1 Candle Mambo Floppy Boot Stomp Brickbats Bat Chain Puller Owed T’ Alex Love Lies When I See Mummy #2 Tropical Hot Dog Night #2 (incomplete) RadarRead More →

Song List Metal Man Has Hornet’s Wings Original Black Napkins Instrumental / the Story of Electricity Unconditionally Guaranteed Gone Behind The Sun Mondo Hollywood Lightning Rod Man I Think My Guitar wants To Kill Your Mama Rock Around The Clock / Sandwich Song How Could I Be Such A Fool Boogie For Berkeley Neon Meate Dream Of An Octafish King Kong Radar Station Overview An incorrectly titled Frank Zappa bootleg with “Story of Electricity” from the 1975 US Radio show , “Unconditionally Guaranteed” from Hyde Park ’74 (?) and “Neon Meat [sic] Dream of an Octafish” as well as “Metal Man Has Won His Wings” with pre-Beefheart DonRead More →

Song List John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band – Yer Blues Jam The Who – Mini Opera Buffalo Springfield – Bluebird (10 minute version) Captain Beefheart – Diddy Wah Diddy Captain Beefheart – Who Do You Think You Are Captain Beefheart – Moon Child Captain Beefheart – Frying Pan Radar Station Overview A classic example of an early bootleg album – white album case with felt tip writing on it. The label is turqoise blue with black printing. No matrix number, Mono recording. The Beefheart material is of good quality (although one song is slightly mistitled), the other bands are live and of average to poor quality. These A&M recordingsRead More →

Song List Side One Metal Man Has Lost His Wings Tupelo Mississippi Somebody In My Home Old Folks Boogie Evil Neon Meate Dream Of An Octafish Instrumental The Story of Electricity Side Two Unconditionally Guaranteed Abba Zabba Hot Head Bad [sic] Chain Puller Dropout Boogie Sheriff Off Hong Kong Radar Station Overview A single bootleg on CB63-80 (obviously referring to the dates of the recordings featured) is a predecessor to the double bootleg ‘Another Chapter In The Lives & Times Of Captain Beefheart’. The front cover gives the title as ‘The Lives & Times Of Captain Beefheart’ with a subtitle of ‘Somebody In My Home’ (one of the AvalonRead More →

Song List Side 1: Somebody In My Home 2:40 Somebody’s Leaving 2:15 Call On Me (alternate version) 3:02 Sure ‘Nuff & Yes I Do (alternate version) 2:05 Yellow Brick Road (alternate version) 1:50 Plastic Factory (alternate version) 2:55 Side 2: Yellow Brick Road 2:52 Abba Zabba 3:36 Sure ‘Nuff & Yes I Do 2:50 Safe As Milk 3:30 Kandy Korn 2:00 Trust Us 8:07 Side 3: Funeral Hill #1 4:00 Drink Paint Run Run 7:35 Can’t Do This Unless I Can Do That 2:04 Dirty Blue Gene 2:55 Sun Zoom Spark 4:15 Kiss Me My Love (2 Lips in a Haystack) 2:40 [note: not listed onRead More →

Song list: Side 1: Suction Prints Golden Birdies Black Snake Blues I’m A King Bee Jimmy Bill’s In Town Side 2 Alice In Blunderland Abba Zaba Big Eyed Beans From Venus I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby Recorded live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles on 5th(?) January 1973 Radar Station Overview A classic boot with a basic white cover and paper insert. A great photo of Don on the front cover (from 1972?) but for some reason the song titles and names of the band are from the Knebworth Festival in 1975. Curious… Reasonably good stereo recording on colored (red splatter) vinyl. This disc is of particular interest becauseRead More →

Song List Side One Full Moon Hot Sun Sugar Bowl Crazy Little Thing This Is The Day Side Two New Electric Ride Abba Zaba Peaches Direct News Interview Side Three Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Best Batch Yet Dirty Blue Gene Safe As Milk Side Four Bat Chain Puller Big Eyed Beans Form [sic] Venus Tropical Hot Dog Night Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Radar Station Overview A full colour glossy sleeve for this double vinyl release of the 1974 Drury Lane and 1980 Paris shows (both of which are incomplete) plus the addition of the Direct News interview. Not sure what theRead More →

Song List Side One Best Batch Yet Dirty Blue Gene Safe As Milk Flavor Bud Living (unlisted on cover) Bain Chain Pullet [sic] Big Eyed Beans From Venus Side Two The Talking Asshole Tupelo Mississippi Somebody In My Home Old Folks Boogie Evil Radar Station Overview A single vinyl bootleg with an odd title that appeared sometime around 1982/83. Another beautifully designed and packaged release which must have been very limited as very few copies show up. The sound is not as clean as the majority of other recordings that have been released on vinyl. Side one features a number of tracks which may come from a 1978 show butRead More →

Song List The Beatles – Nowhere Man 2:40 (live) Cat Stevens – If You Wanna Be Me, Be Me 2:42 Fleetwood Mac – Purple Danger 5:46 (live) Steely Dan – Dallas 3:07 Procol Harum & the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with The Roger Wagner Chorale – Toujours L’Amour 3:41 (live) Mott The Hoople – Rest In Peace 5:40 (live) David Bowie – Rebel Rebel 2:54 The Band – Baby Don’t Do It 3:52 Simon and Garfunkel – You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies 2:19 Jethro Tull – Summer Day Sand 3:42 Spirit – Red Light Roll On 5:35 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band –Read More →

Song list: Flavor Bud Living Electricity Click Clack A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond Floppy Boot Bat Chain Puller Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Crazy little Thing When I See A Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy Owed T’Alex Low Yo Yo Stuff Pachuco Cadaver Abba Zaba Grow Fins Dali’s Car China Pig Sure Nuff ‘n’ Yes I Do Sun Zoom Spark Big Eyed Beans from Venus Golden Birdies Recorded live at The Golden Bear, Huntingdon Beach, California on 18th February, 1978. Radar Station Overview This is a 2 record US bootleg with a heavy card cover featuring aRead More →