"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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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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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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Captain Beefheart’s final album, Hoboism

Head of No. 6 Records Terry Tolkin recollected Captain Beefheart and Bob Krasnow in an interview with Warped Reality Magazine. Talking of gaps in the No.6Read More

Greg Ladanyi

Grammy Award winning producer, engineer and mixer Greg Ladanyi died in a fall from a stage in Cyprus in September. He was 57. His first jobRead More

Messin’ with the Kid

Messin’ with the Kid

I have great respect for anyone who attempts to cover any of Beefheart’s songs. So what do you say when someone decides to cover a wholeRead More

Tom Wilkes – designer of Safe As Milk cover dies

Tom Wilkes – designer of Safe As Milk cover dies

The graphic designer and photographer Tom Wilkes died on 28 June from a heart attack. He was 69. Most well known to Beefheart fans for hisRead More

Mirror Man Mini Me

Mirror Man Mini Me

Two of Beefheart’s earliest albums have been given the Japanese mini LP treatment. You can now get exact copies of the original Safe As Milk andRead More

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous tour

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous tour

We’ve just received an announcement about the Fast ‘N’ Bulbous performance scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th in New York. Fast ‘N’ Bulbous performs at (Le) PoissonRead More

Derek
8 Mar
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Lemme tell yuh ’bout it

Captain Beefheart at The White House The next time you’re visting The White House please do have a glance at your hosts vinyl record collection. AccordingRead More

Derek
25 Jan
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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

Trout Mask Replica and the Trout House

Trout Mask Replica and the Trout House

..the secret, really, to understanding, to dwelling within, Trout Mask Replica is to make sure it’s the first record you ever hear.. Marcello Carlin wrote someRead More

Recent Captain Beefheart covers

Alison Mosshart of The Kills has again been committing her thoughts about Captain Beefheart to the media. This time, in The Independent, she fantasizes about CaptainRead More

Graham
15 Jan
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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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It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper – July release

It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper – July release

It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper was intended to be the name of the second Captain Beefheart album, a double album recorded lateRead More

Derek
18 Jun
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Two scratchproof albums and some CDs

Rhino release a downloadable Beefheart sampler In a flurry of no publicity at all, Rhino Records have released their first scratchproof Captain Beefheart album. It isRead More

Derek
8 Jun
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Big Eyed Beans from Athens

It has been a while since we last had news of a performance from Big Eyed Beans from Venus, the Athens, GA based Captain Beefheart tributeRead More

Derek
20 May
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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

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