John French Video Interview

John French Video Interview

We recently posted about composer Samuel Andreyev’s Youtube analysis of the album Trout Mask Replica. A fascinating piece if you haven’t watched it yet. On theRead More

Photos of Alex Snouffer

Photos of Alex Snouffer

Thanks go to Patrick Grant for sharing some great pictures of the original Captain Beefheart and instigator of the group – Alex Snouffer. Alex, also known asRead More

I Have A Cat

I Have A Cat

Don’s last lengthy interview was by phone with Dutch radio presenter Co de Kloet. Recorded in 1993 and broadcast on Co’s show on the Dutch NationalRead More

Musical Analysis of Frownland

Musical Analysis of Frownland

Have you ever wanted to a closer look at how the music was Trout Mask Replica works, how the different parts interlock and work with eachRead More

Orange Claw Hammer – new CD & live dates

Orange Claw Hammer – new CD & live dates

Updated 30 Mar 2017 The excellent Beefheart tribute band Orange Claw Hammer have recently  released a CD of some of their takes on Don’s music. See SteveRead More

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 postedRead More

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 KrasnowRead More

Steve
13 Dec
The Radar Station on Facebook

The Radar Station on Facebook

The title says it all really. The Radar Station now has a presence on Facebook. Find us at: https://www.facebook.com/CaptainBeefheartRadarStation/ We will be using the Facebook pageRead More

Steve
28 Aug
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Is new PM a Beefheart fan?

On the train on the way home from the Magic Band gig at Under The Bridge I was browsing through one of the free newspapers thatRead More

Steve
15 Jul
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New photos from 1969 appear

New photos from 1969 appear

It’s amazing the things that suddenly appear as if from nowhere. R. Michael DeChellis was a photographer in Los Angeles at the end of the 1960sRead More

Steve
11 Jul
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Dates for your diary

Dates for your diary

Okay here’s a reminder of a few forthcoming Beefheart-related happenings: The Magic Band on tour John French will be leading The Magic Band for two shows nextRead More

Steve
10 Jul
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Freddie Wadling (1951 – 2016) RIP

Freddie Wadling (1951 – 2016) RIP

The Radar Station was sad to hear of the death on 2 June of Freddie Wadling. He was 64. Freddie was better known in his nativeRead More

Brief Magic in July

Brief Magic in July

The Magic Band have booked two dates for a very short tour during Summer 2016. Thursday 14 July – Under The Bridge, Fulham, UK – underthebridge.co.uk  Friday 15Read More

Steve
14 Apr
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New photos appear for sale

New photos appear for sale

Having been a fan for so many years it’s easy sometimes to think that you’ve seen just everything there is out there about Don and theRead More

Steve
31 Mar
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Orange Claw Hammer live

Orange Claw Hammer live

Updated: 16 April 2016 If you’re looking to hear some live Beefheart music then here’s your chance. The excellent Orange Claw Hammer are playing a coupleRead More

Beefheart Toronto Project

Beefheart Toronto Project

The Beefheart Toronto Project is a group of Canadian musicians who are working together to record a number of  Don’s songs. Their statement of intent onRead More

Two Magic Band DVDs

Two Magic Band DVDs

Just when you’re waiting for a Magic Band DVD two turn up at the same time. If you saw the earlier posts you’ll know that John FrenchRead More

Steve
20 Dec
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Steal Softly Thru Snow

Steal Softly Thru Snow

On a UK TV quiz show not so long ago this question was asked: Which singer released a Christmas compilation album called Christmas From The Heart?Read More

Steve
17 Dec
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Gary Marker RIP

Gary Marker RIP

It is with great sadness that I heard of Gary’s passing yesterday, 8 December. His family announced he had died following a massive stroke. Gary ‘Magic’ MarkerRead More

Some thoughts on the 2015 tour

Some thoughts on the 2015 tour

Another Magic Band tour has just ended and there are still many fans across the UK with silly smiles on their faces. The band were onRead More

Steve
24 Nov
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