From Straight to Bizarre DVD

From Straight to Bizarre DVD

This is an interesting documentary release – From Straight to Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and LA’s Lunatic Fringe. It comes from Chrome Dreams who youRead More

Steve
27 Dec
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Add some Beefheart to your day

Add some Beefheart to your day

Don Van Vliet died one year ago today. As much as we miss knowing he’s out there in person, his music and art are as aliveRead More

Graham
17 Dec
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Thanksgiving at the Vliet’s

Don Aldridge, a friend of Don’s in Lancaster, recalls a Thanksgiving at the Vliet household during the mid-60s.

Gary Marker interview

Gary Marker interview

Here’s a treat … Gary ‘Magic’ Marker features in the latest issue of TimeMazine talking about his time with the Rising Sons, the Magic Band andRead More

Gary Jaye RIP

The Radar Station is sad to hear of the passing of Gary Jaye in Roxboro, North Carolina. Our thoughts are with his family and friends GaryRead More

1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills house

1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills house

The Woodland Hills house on Ensenada Drive was the venue for the Magic Band’s endless rehearsals of Trout Mask Replica, and also where the Trout MaskRead More

Magazine tributes

It took a while for the main music mags to react to Don’s death because of their advanced editorial deadlines. Here are some of them thatRead More

It would’ve been the Captain’s birthday…

It would’ve been the Captain’s birthday…

  Illustration copyright: Nulsh 2011. Used with permission

Steve
15 Jan
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John French’s tribute to Don Van Vliet

While touring in the UK in 1975, there was a concert we played in a medium sized hall somewhere lost in time, where a bus broughtRead More

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

We were very sorry to learn that Don Van Vliet passed away on Friday 17 December 2010 due to complications arising from multiple sclerosis. Tributes fromRead More

Bill Harkleroad writes about Don

My friend Art Tripp nailed it head to toe and I just can’t say it any better. Time erased all the injustices and I am leftRead More

Art Tripp writes about Don

In 1984 Don and I had renewed our friendship for many years in north California after we’d both left the music biz. Our homes were onlyRead More

Don Van Vliet 1941-2010 – Graham’s tribute

Don’s gallery have announced that he died today. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to his family, friends and especially his wife Jan. We willRead More

Don Van Vliet 1941-2010 – Steve’s tribute

We’re very saddened to hear that Don has passed away. He has succumbed to complications with the multiple sclerosis that he’s been suffering with for manyRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium: 13 January

Gary Lucas is bringing his Beefheart Symposium to Los Angeles two days before Don’s 70th birthday. During the symposium Gary will show rare footage of theRead More

Steve
12 Dec
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Trout House up for sale

Trout House up for sale

Charlie Rosenkranz, the current owner of the Woodland Hills “Trout House” where the Magic Band lived and conceived Trout Mask Replica, emailed me today to sayRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium: 10 September

Here’s a treat if you can make it to: The Magic Room Gallery 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, Massachusetts 02135 On Friday 10 September 2010 –Read More

Steve
22 Aug
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Twenty Fifth Century Quaker meets The Spotlight Kid

Some interesting articles have been appearing on the Associated Content website under the byline of Grant O’Neill. Grant is a pseudonym for a guy from LancasterRead More

Captain Beefheart’s final album, Hoboism

Head of No. 6 Records Terry Tolkin recollected Captain Beefheart and Bob Krasnow in an interview with Warped Reality Magazine. Talking of gaps in the No.6Read More

John French book reviewed

John French book reviewed

Due to be published on 11 January 2010 here is the first review of John’s book Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic. No secrets are givenRead More

Steve
27 Dec
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