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’sRead More

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 getRead More

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 beRead More

Steve
13 Jul
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Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions

Updated: 8 July 2017 An exhibition of art by Don is being held at Michael Werner’s New York Gallery. Titled Works on Paper it runs from 13Read More

50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

50th Anniversary of Safe As Milk

Is it really 50 years since I first heard the Safe As Milk album? Well, yes it is and I still play it regularly. It stillRead More

Bluejeans Original Cover Art

Bluejeans Original Cover Art

Pamela Des Barres has recently posted a couple of photos on her Facebook site that visitors to the Radar Station might like to see. Apparently sheRead More

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 25 May 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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