When Don Met Frank DVD

When Don Met Frank DVD

This isn’t a review of this recent release by Chrome Dreams this is a warning. It’s not a new documentary about the relationship between Don andRead More

Steve
26 Jun
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Captain Beefheart: The Lost Tapes

Captain Beefheart: The Lost Tapes

This DVD was announced earlier this year and touted as a “documentary,” but even at the announcement stage there was little cause for optimism. Let’s startRead More

Beefheart concert on BBC 6 Music

Beefheart concert on BBC 6 Music

BBC Radio 6′s Gideon Coe will be playing a Beefheart concert on his evening show Wednesday 22 May (starts 9pm BST). It’s not clear what it willRead More

Steve
21 May
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Lost Broadcasts DVD

Lost Broadcasts DVD

The release date for this has moved back to 25 June. More details on the Gonzo Media website. Scroll down the page to find a shortRead More

Steve
20 Jun
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New old footage and photos

New old footage and photos

It’s always good to see new Beefheart related items appearing. Footage The UK company Voiceprint Records  have announced a new addition to their ‘Lost Broadcasts’ seriesRead More

Steve
26 May
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Rare 1969 film

Rare 1969 film

Some fascinating footage has appeared on YouTube from 1969. Is it something not seen before or is it a much better version of the Trout PromoRead More

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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A case of the punks

A case of the punks

A previously unknown video clip of Don and the boys from 1980 has surfaced on YouTube. Sadly it’s only a very short piece but sees themRead More

Steve
16 Apr
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Let go flocks of them…

Here are some golden birdies, bits, bobs and doodads for your delectation: Moris Tepper has a new CD out called A Singer Called Shotgun Throat, aRead More

This train with grey tubes

This train with grey tubes

A marvellous animation to accompany the song Bat Chain Puller has appeared on YouTube. It’s been created by Geritsel about whom I know nothing. Thanks toRead More

"Beginner’s Guide to Captain Beefheart" radio show

DJ ShinyBeast at PhonicFM will be broadcasting a two hour Beefheart special on Tuesday 27 April 2010 between 8 am 10 pm BST. Tune in atRead More

Graham
13 Apr
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Don takes a dive

Don walked/fell off the stage during the band’s performance at the Mt Tamalpais Fantasy Fair and Mountain Music Festival in 1967. This was supposed to haveRead More

Steve
24 Feb
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An assortment of musical homage

Skeletonbreath – the band at MySpace. Invincible Czars perform Upon the My-O-My at YouTube. Ty Segal performs Dropout Boogie at YouTube. Album review of Lemons atRead More

Derek
29 Dec
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Tom Waits "had the nerve to think he could sing like me"

Last night’s broadcast of Don Van Vliet’s 1993 interview with Co de Kloet, with musical accompaniment recorded in 2008 by Gary Lucas, can be heard untilRead More

Derek
4 Sep
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Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle…

Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle…

Trout Mask Replica promo pack These poems by Don Van Vliet are from a Trout Mask Replica promo pack which was recently auctioned at eBay. I amRead More

Apologies

Apologies

This photograph of a baseball signed by Don Van Vliet in 1982 at a press conference he held to promote Ice Cream For Crow replaces myRead More

Derek
9 Apr
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Jeopardy, more video, a CD and a zoo

Jeopardy Jaws dropped across a nation on December 11th when the B-word was used on American prime-time television. Captain Beefheart had become famous for a momentRead 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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They do what they mean, ‘n they do what they do… They’re young too!

Generations of fans can testify just how difficult it used to be to find women who had any interest at all in Captain Beefheart’s music. CaptainRead More

Tweetin’ things ‘n twinkling lights

EMI sent news today of some digital Beefheart wonderment which they’ve created for your especial delectation. A new page at EMI’s website offers free downloads ofRead More

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