Seeing thru you to me…

Seeing thru you to me…

For several years here on the Radar Station we’ve been telling you that Drumbo has written a book about his time with the Magic Band calledRead More

Steve
14 Mar
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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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Vliet interview in Zappa archive?

Vliet interview in Zappa archive?

A video tour of Frank Zappa’s hoard of audio, film and video treasures has been made available at YouTube. Bearing a marked similarity to bonus materialRead More

Graham
15 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

Wedding at East Overshoe

Congratulations to Sandy Dillon and Ray Majors on their recent wedding, which took place on an antique carousel on the seedier side of the beach inRead More

Graham
15 Jan
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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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