Through the eyes closed

I’m afraid we’ve had bad news about the publication of John French’s book. It’s now no longer going to be published this June. Proper Records haveRead More

Steve
2 Apr
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Seeing thru you to me…

Seeing thru you to me…

For several years here on the Radar Station we’ve been telling you that Drumbo has written a book about his time with the Magic Band calledRead More

Steve
14 Mar
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City of Refuge reviewed and defended

John French’s new album City of Refuge has been gathering some very good reviews, as well as attracting the inevitable comparisons to Captain Beefheart albums. TheRead More

Jimmy Carl Black remembered

Jimmy Carl Black died this weekend. He was seventy years old. Art Tripp, one of the few other musicians to have played with both Captain BeefheartRead More

John French update

Two more entries have appeared at John French’s blog.The third and final part of his story about his new album City of Refuge is supplemented withRead More

Graham
28 Oct
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Zoot grows Finnish

Mikko Kapanen, lead singer and guitarist of Helsinki, Finland based “psychedelic hard rock” band Spektriis wrote in. The band is currently finishing up work on itsRead More

City of Refuge

Drumbo’s publicity people at Proper Records have recently been trickling information and soundbites from his new album City of Refuge, due for release on November 10th.Read More

Derek
10 Oct
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Wanna buy a Grunt with a third party cheque?

Wanna buy a Grunt with a third party cheque?

Some time ago Barry’s Imaginary Publisher produced a poster to be used as a prop in the documentary film, Freak Out in Cugamonga. There is a short illustrated articleRead More

Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black Benefit Concerts A benefit concert for former Mother of Invention and Magic Band member Jimmy Carl Black has been arranged for November 9Read More

Derek
27 Sep
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Bag of tricks and candy sticks

Gary Lucas and Don Van Vliet – I Have A Cat ‘I Have A Cat’, the broadcast of Don Van Vliet’s last lengthy interview in 1993,Read More

Derek
29 Jul
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Drumbo’s drumkit for sale

Drumbo’s drumkit for sale

John French, the legendary Magic Band drummer, has bought a new set of drums and hopes soon to be playing them on tour. We await anRead More

Derek
13 Jun
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Unravelling the Knit

Beefheart Night at New York’s Knitting Factory on April 9th has prompted many eye-witness accounts, photographs, and audio and video files from the event. Here areRead More

Even more treats at The Knit

Beefheart Night at The Knit, the April 9th tribute to Captain Beefheart in New York, promises to have even more treats and surprises than we listedRead More

Derek
2 Apr
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Beefheart Night at the Knit

This item has been updated with a new post, Even more treats at The Knit, 2 April 2008. Update – 9 March 2008 Wednesday 9th AprilRead More

Graham
23 Feb
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Gary Lucas and Wild Rumpus

Gary Lucas and Wild Rumpus

Gary Lucas wrote in with news of a splendid review of his new 12″ vinyl leftfield dance single ‘Purple Somersault’. The record is released under theRead More

Rockette Morton back in the recording studio

We received a mail from Michael Traylor about a new project which involves Mark Boston. Here it is: I’m especially interested to note at Michael’s MySpaceRead More

Derek
24 Feb
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What Miss Pamela found in her attic

What Miss Pamela found in her attic

Is this the earliest surviving Captain Beefheart poster? The hand-painted graphic work on poster paper (12″x18″) was made to advertise a Captain Beefheart concert at SanRead More

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

Coming Clean, a new album by Magic Band maestro and guitar-god Gary Lucas has been gathering hugely favourable reviews for Gary’s exemplary skills and for theRead More

Fast’n’Bulbous news

The recent Fast’n’Bulbous tour was a great success, by all accounts. Sold out concerts and very positive word of mouth make those of us who weren’tRead More

Derek
13 Dec
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Fast ‘n’ Bulbous touring London and Europe – NOW

How could anyone visiting this website resist hearing instrumental versions of the Captain’s songs played like a New Orleans marching band imbued with extra weirdness? ResistRead More

Derek
13 Nov
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