1972-75 Captain Beefheart commemorative set expanded

1972-75 Captain Beefheart commemorative set expanded

We have mentioned the Beefheart/Zappa Commemorative box set put together around Freddy Banister’s book “There Must Be A Better Way” a few times before, and its contents have been expanded recentlyRead More

Graham
27 Apr
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Beefheart/Zappa boxset – more items added

If you haven’t got a copy of the Beefheart/Zappa Commemorative box set put together around Freddy Banister’s book “There Must Be A Better Way” then there are perhapsRead More

Steve
15 Dec
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Don poem for sale

Don poem for sale

A handwritten poem and drawing on the back of a concert poster can be yours for $3500. Don gave this to writer Bill Bentley after anRead More

Steve
22 Oct
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DVV art catalogues on ebay

I know there’s a few other collectors of Don’s exhibition catalogues out there. So I thought you might be interested to know that a friend ofRead More

Steve
25 Jul
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More flocks of them

More flocks of them

The UK music magazine, Mojo, has recently published a 140+ page Frank Zappa special in their ‘Ultimate Collectors Edition’ series. Well worth checking out this hasRead More

Steve
10 Dec
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Beefheart artwork up for auction from WFMU

Beefheart artwork up for auction from WFMU

A postcard arrived through my door this morning from WFMU announcing their auction between 5 and 12 October promising “rare records, comics, art, useless ephemera andRead More

Graham
29 Sep
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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

Commemorative box set

For all you collectors out there here’s a nice box set based around Freddy Bannister’s book. Freddy promoted many of Beefheart’s early 70′s tours as wellRead More

Steve
12 Mar
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The spring collection

The spring collection

A new collection of shirts from New York design house Rotter and Friends features several variations on the Trout Mask Replica cover. Here modelling one ofRead More

Derek
5 Apr
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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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Beefheart and Zappa prizes to be won in raffle

Beefheart and Zappa prizes to be won in raffle

A number of Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa albums and CDs have been donated for a charity raffle and signed by some of the musicians whoRead More

Derek
24 Jul
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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

Don and Vic Mortensen

Don and Vic Mortensen

Here’s a snapshot of another old Captain Beefheart photograph from Miss Pamela’s collection. The original was taken by Pamela des Barres herself in 1965. Pamela wasRead More

Don and Pamela des Barres

Don and Pamela des Barres

This photograph of Don Van Vliet meeting his old friend Pamela des Barres was taken at what must have been one of Don’s last public appearances.Read More

Somebody in my home…

Somebody in my home…

  The legendary house in which Trout Mask Replica was endlessly rehearsed is up for sale. For $849,900 you can own and (hopefully) preserve a propertyRead More

There Must Be A Better Way

A box-set collection of Knebworth Festival-related memorabilia is available to accompany a book of memoirs by Knebworth organiser Freddy Bannister; including some Beefheart material. Frederick BannisterRead More

Graham
19 Apr
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Beefheart t-shirts

Foma Skilliton kindly alerted me to a website selling a small range of Beefheart t-shirts. I have no idea about the quality nor the legitimacy ofRead More

Graham
6 Dec
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Ant Man Bee Massacre in Beeftroutwinter

Ant Man Bee Massacre in Beeftroutwinter

Walt Michelson mailed with news of his 50 synesthesia-musicboxes. Each of these pays homage to a different musician. His Beefheart musicbox, Ant Man Bee Massacre inRead More

Merchandise

Merchandise

In his memoirs, the concert promoter Freddy Bannister tells his version of why Captain Beefheart formed a new Magic Band just to play Knebworth Festival inRead More

Derek
9 Aug
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