Sundazed A&M Replica

Sundazed A&M Replica

Not exactly news … I’ve just been a bit slow blogging about this release which many of you will already know about. As part of thisRead More

Bat Chain Puller review

Bat Chain Puller review

I’ve finally put a review of Bat Chain Puller up on the site. If you haven’t bought a copy yet and are unsure about whether toRead More

Steve
15 Mar
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Magic Band 2012 tour

Magic Band 2012 tour

The Magic Band will be back in the UK in March (for a mini tour), in Japan in April and New Jersey in September, playing atRead More

John French’s tour report

John French has kindly sent along his account of the Magic Band’s recent UK tour. 
The Magic Band’s “mini-tour” went well. We stayed in Basingstoke, EnglandRead More

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

Bat Chain Puller delayed

This message has been received from Zappa.com by those who’d ordered a copy:

Steve
16 Jan
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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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Bat Chain Puller … at last, at last!

This has already been mentioned in a previous post but I think it deserves one of its own… Yes, the Zappa Family Trust have finally decidedRead More

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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Coming to a record store soon

There’s a few Beefheart items in the pipeline about to be released: An Ashtray Heart – this is a cd of indeterminate origin. It features aRead More

Steve
22 Oct
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Floppy (and not so floppy) boots

Floppy (and not so floppy) boots

Here’s a few Beefheart bootlegs that have been sighted recently. Follow the links for the usual Radar Station overview: A Whirlpool of Korn and Meat –Read More

Steve
5 Jul
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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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Warning – Ozit incoming

Warning – Ozit incoming

The latest Beefheart release of dubious origin from Ozit is a double vinyl collection of live tracks from 1972 and 1973 called Translucent Fresnel … BeforeRead More

Steve
13 Mar
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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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Gary Lucas to perform live Dracula soundtrack in London

Gary Lucas to perform live Dracula soundtrack in London

Gary Lucas will be in London on Sunday 21 November to perform the UK premier of his new solo guitar score accompanying the 1931 Spanish-language “Dracula”Read More

Graham
11 Oct
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Drumming with the Magic Band

Drumming with the Magic Band

Michael Traylor, who shared the drum stool with John French during the recent Magic Band reunion tours, is featured in the latest issue of the US-basedRead More

Gary Lucas at LSO St Lukes

Gary Lucas at LSO St Lukes

Friday 17 September 7.30pm Transcender: Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas + Parvathy Baul Tickets £15/20 Produced by the Barbican Concert at LSO St Luke’s, 161 OldRead More

Steve
1 Sep
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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

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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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

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