John French book reviewed

John French book reviewed

Due to be published on 11 January 2010 here is the first review of John’s book Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic. No secrets are givenRead More

Steve
27 Dec
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The Magic Band at Minehead

The Magic Band at Minehead

These photographs show The Magic Band playing at ‘Ten Years of ATP’, a music festival in Minehead, on Sunday 13th December. Click on the images toRead 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

Through The Eyes Of Magic – finally!

Through The Eyes Of Magic – finally!

The following press release about the publication of John’s long awaited book has just come to our notice: John “Drumbo” French: Beefheart: Through The Eyes OfRead More

Steve
16 Nov
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The Magic Band – more concerts and albums planned

John French has confirmed that The Magic Band will perform at All Tomorrows Parties’ Ten Years Of ATP Festival in December. In mails to us thisRead 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

Through the Eyes of Magic – update

Through the Eyes of Magic – update

The Radar Station just been told that John French’s book is still on course for a Spring 2010 release … although the exact date has yetRead More

Steve
4 Jul
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More Beef Art

More Beef Art

As you’re probably already aware the Radar Station has the largest collection of images of Don’s artwork on the web and we continue to add toRead More

Steve
28 Jun

Follow beefheart.com on Twitter

You can now follow beefheart.com on Twitter and get all of our Up Sifter updates and anything else Beefheart-related which we decide to shunt your way.Read More

Graham
9 Jun
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Late notice: Gary Lucas / Gods and Monsters anniversary show

Late notice: Gary Lucas / Gods and Monsters anniversary show

Gary Lucas (Magic Band and Fast ‘n’ Bulbous guitarist) is playing with Gods And Monsters this Thursday night at the Gramercy Theatre, NYC:

Graham
9 Jun
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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

The spring collection

The spring collection

A new collection of shirts from New York design house Rotter and Friends features several variations on the Trout Mask Replica cover. Here modelling one ofRead More

Derek
5 Apr
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Lowside of the Road – Tom Waits biography

An extract from Barney Hoskins’ new biography of Tom Waits has appeared at The Quietus. It deals with the change in Waits’ music which happened atRead More

“Beefheart’s work used to make me feel ill” – PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey’s new album A Woman A Man Walked By, recorded with long-time musical collaborator John Parish, features former Magic Band member Eric Drew Feldman onRead More

John French revisits the Trout House

John French revisits the Trout House

We received a mail from John French who recently went back to the house where Trout Mask Replica was created. I thought beefheart.com might be interestedRead More

Who is this Bongo?

Mike Barnes sorts out U2 at Mojo: In the late 1990s, while researching my biography of Captain Beefheart, I was amused by accounts of when BonoRead More

Derek
5 Apr

Through the eyes closed

I’m afraid we’ve had bad news about the publication of John French’s book. It’s now no longer going to be published this June. Proper Records haveRead More

Steve
2 Apr
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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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