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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Like bluegrass only weirder

During the filming of The Magic Band DVD Mark Boston (Rockette Morton) remarked that the music of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band was, “like bluegrassRead More

Dancing to Captain Beefheart

In June of 2007 I read a plug for “I Wanna Find Me A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go” inRead More

Bickershaw Boot

Bickershaw Boot

If you went to the 1972 Bickershaw festival you probably have great memories of it. There were some excellent bands playing and the Beefheart set wasRead More

Steve
5 Aug
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Do try this at home

Do try this at home

Several home-made versions of Captain Beefheart numbers have been posted at nearby websites in the past few days. EvilFactman’s work in progress, Big Dummy, is atRead More

Derek
4 May
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Some more cover versions and another misheard lyric

Lewis Taylor’s slightly sought-after version of Trout Mask Replica has hitherto been available on the web only in dribs and drabs . This weekend it isRead More

Getting these Decals licks off, baby

Getting these Decals licks off, baby

Lick My Decals Off, Baby is simply not a composition which readily lends itself to being performed. So when I found Puttanesca’s video of one ofRead More

Herb Bermann in poetry video at YouTube

Herb Bermann in poetry video at YouTube

Herb Bermann, the legendary poet who wrote most of Captain Beefheart’s Safe As Milk lyrics (and some more) appears on a new DVD recently recorded atRead More

Captain Beefheart’s first TV broadcasts

Captain Beefheart’s first TV broadcasts

Film of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band performing Diddy Wah Diddy and Who Do You Think You’re Fooling was broadcast on Dick Clark’s television showRead More

Twist Ah Luck

Twist Ah Luck

Our competition to win the 5 sets of EMI/Virgin’s remastered Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band CDs attracted hundreds of entries from around the planet. It’sRead More

Derek
18 Aug
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Captain Beefheart Relaunched

Captain Beefheart Relaunched

Virgin/EMI are to rerelease their entire Captain Beefheart back catalogue on CD on Monday 7th August. The albums have all been remastered and Captain Beefheart biographerRead More

Derek
1 Aug
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Win the six new Captain Beefheart CDs

Win the six new Captain Beefheart CDs

Virgin Records have kindly offered to send complete sets of their six newly remastered Captain Beefheart albums to five lucky visitors to this website. All youRead More

Derek
1 Aug
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New film of Beefheart in concert found

Virgin Records has found in its vaults a previously undocumented film of Captain Beefheart in concert. A digital copy of the film has been produced toRead More

Derek
30 Jul
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Download Beefheart at E-Music

Anyone into downloading music legally but without the annoying restrictions that come with most online music services may be interested to know that several Beefheart andRead More

Graham
22 Jun
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Don’s last show gets bootlegged

Don’s last show gets bootlegged

Ozit have released another Beefheart 2CD set. This time it’s a recording of the last live show ever played by Don and the band – theRead More

Steve
14 May
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Paradiso show gets legit release

Paradiso show gets legit release

Yes, the perennial Beefheart bootleg – the 1980 show at Amsterdam’s famous Paradiso is finally released in a legit form. More information here

Steve
23 Apr
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Herb Bermann interview part two

The second part of Derek Laskie’s interview with Herb Bermann, legendary writing partner of Don Van Vliet in the early days of the Magic Band isRead More

The Captain Compiled

A compilation CD, called The Buddah Years, has just been released based on the remastered Safe As Milk and Mirror Man Sessions albums. The good CaptainRead More

Steve
17 Mar
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Don Van Vliet’s early writing partner found and interviewed

The Radar Station is very proud to present the first part of an extensive telephone interview with Don Van Vliet’s early writing partner, Herb Bermann. ThisRead More

Graham
19 Feb
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