Herb Bermann interview part two

The second part of Derek Laskie’s interview with Herb Bermann, legendary writing partner of Don Van Vliet in the early days of the Magic Band isRead More

Don Van Vliet’s early writing partner found and interviewed

The Radar Station is very proud to present the first part of an extensive telephone interview with Don Van Vliet’s early writing partner, Herb Bermann. ThisRead More

Graham
19 Feb
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Don Van Vliet interview from 1980

BBC 6Music broadcast an archive interview last week from 1980, conducted by David Hepworth. Don was in bullish mood – not at his wittiest or mostRead More

Graham
22 Jan
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Happy Beefday!

Today is Don Van Vliet’s 65th birthday. All of us here at beefheart.com would like to send Don our sincere congratulations and very best wishes. Today’sRead More

Graham
15 Jan
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Alex Snouffer

John French sent us news of the death of Alex Snouffer, aka Alex St Claire, guitarist, drummer and a founder member of Captain Beefheart and hisRead More

Leon Rubenhold remembers 1966

After I’d posted Leon Rubenhold’s story about the time he played with Captain Beefheart (see the entry for 07 December here), Leon sent another mail detailingRead More

A Beefheart picto-history

A Beefheart picto-history

Kelly Shane and Woody Compton’s website Is This Tomorrow contains what they say is “The Finest in Contemporary Picto-Literature!” Their two part Captain Beefheart and theRead More

Derek
1 Jan
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Bill Harkleroad on John Lennon

Zoot Horn Rollo passes comment on the 25th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder by an idiot in Oregon’s Register Guard paper: Local guitar teacher Bill Harkleroad,Read More

Leon Rubenhold and Don Van Vliet

An article by Gerry Fialka in Venice Paper caught my attention. It described a party held in the Canals at Venice, California to raise funds forRead More

Anton Corbijn DVD

Anton Corbijn persuaded Don Van Vliet to remove his hat during the Ice Cream For Crow cover shoot. Corbijn later recalled that Don put it straightRead More

Tearing strips off the sky

I’ve just stumbled across an excellent, in depth and lengthy article about what many would consider a holy trinity – John Peel, John Walters and CaptainRead More

Graham
6 Sep
Message from Micheal Smotherman

Message from Micheal Smotherman

I received a very interesting series of messages a short while ago from Micheal Smotherman, one-time member of the “tragic” era Magic Band. This is whatRead More

Tom Papa Ray and Don Van Vliet

Tom Papa Ray and Don Van Vliet

Frank Xavier Weyerich’s photo of two whiskery gents in convivial conversation will be familiar to anyone who has ever done an Image Search for Beefheart. Who,Read More

Derek
1 Aug
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