The Adventures of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band

The Adventures of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band

A new graphic novel, tentatively titled The Adventures of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, is under preparation in Germany. This frame is taken from theRead More

Derek
15 Jan
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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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Happy Birthday, Don Van Vliet

We wish many happy returns to Don Van Vliet who is 68 today.

Derek
15 Jan
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Jimmy Carl Black remembered

Jimmy Carl Black died this weekend. He was seventy years old. Art Tripp, one of the few other musicians to have played with both Captain BeefheartRead More

From Genesis P. Orridge to Oh Bamalam

I seem constantly to be linking here to Gary Lucas website because of the seemingly endless Captain Beefheart related information to be found there. At hisRead More

Derek
28 Oct
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John French update

Two more entries have appeared at John French’s blog.The third and final part of his story about his new album City of Refuge is supplemented withRead More

Graham
28 Oct
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Diggin’ the Smithsonian Institute news

The Smithsonian Institution investigates the meeting of pop culture and palaeontology in a new blog at its website. In one of the first entries Captain Beefheart’sRead More

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

Just a minuet

That Don Van Vliet’s compositions are danceable is without question. Two German comedians, Ulan & Bator, have formalised that pleasure by getting close to a diamondRead More

Graham
28 Oct

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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Captain Beefheart as Play Station soundtrack?

A review at IGN.com of a new HD version of WipEout, a Play Station game, contains some tantalising information about the custom soundtrack, “which is a cinchRead More

Graham
27 Sep
Wanna buy a Grunt with a third party cheque?

Wanna buy a Grunt with a third party cheque?

Some time ago Barry’s Imaginary Publisher produced a poster to be used as a prop in the documentary film, Freak Out in Cugamonga. There is a short illustrated articleRead More

Don Van Vliet drawings

Some of Don Van Vliet’s drawings are now on show at Michael Werner Gallery in New York until October 25. An exhibition there, called Series Drawings, juxtaposesRead More

Graham
27 Sep
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Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black benefit and Jamie Cohen

Jimmy Carl Black Benefit Concerts A benefit concert for former Mother of Invention and Magic Band member Jimmy Carl Black has been arranged for November 9Read More

Derek
27 Sep
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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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Beefheart on Theme Town Radio Hour

As ‘Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody’ faded out, Bob Dylan introduced the next record on his Theme Time Radio Hour – Birds Mel Blanc did a lot ofRead More

Bag of tricks and candy sticks

Gary Lucas and Don Van Vliet – I Have A Cat ‘I Have A Cat’, the broadcast of Don Van Vliet’s last lengthy interview in 1993,Read More

Derek
29 Jul
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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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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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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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