“not … the Trout Mask Replica of the new millennium”

‘Mixing It’, with its impeccably selected range of new music, is one of the BBC’s most interesting radio shows. Informed and witty commentary is provided byRead More

Beefheart on John Peel tribute CD

Beefheart on John Peel tribute CD

The first anniversary of John Peel’s death will be marked by several hundred concerts which are to be staged under the banner of John Peel Day.Read More

Gary Lucas update

Gary Lucas continues to be one of the most hard-working and prolific members of the various Magic Bands. Gary’s calendar shows him to be currently performingRead More

Derek
21 Sep
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Anton Corbijn DVD

Anton Corbijn persuaded Don Van Vliet to remove his hat during the Ice Cream For Crow cover shoot. Corbijn later recalled that Don put it straightRead More

Refried Big Eyed Beans

Big Eyed Beans From Venus, that bunch of Beefheart botherers from Athens GA, have announced another two dates for their ongoing assault on the auditory sensesRead More

Derek
10 Sep
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Distant Cousin of The Magic Band

Distant Cousin of The Magic Band

For every one who appreciates the Hammond Organ playing of Jimmy Smith, Ian McLagan or John Medeski there are plenty more for whom the Hammond OrganRead More

Tearing strips off the sky

I’ve just stumbled across an excellent, in depth and lengthy article about what many would consider a holy trinity – John Peel, John Walters and CaptainRead More

Graham
6 Sep
Purely Peel

Purely Peel

BBC Radio 7 has just broadcast an excellent 3 hour John Peel memoir and tribute in which Peel talks extensively about his life, influences, passions andRead More

Graham
27 Aug

Doctor Dark reviewed

The New Haven Advocate reviews the appearance at the Zappanale festival in Germany of Doctor Dark. Doctor Dark are notable not only for being a CaptainRead More

Graham
27 Aug
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"Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles" – new cover version

A Mongolian “throat-singing heavy rock band”, Yat-kha, have released an album of cover versions featuring Captain Beefheart’s “Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles”, along withRead More

Graham
27 Aug

Dr Robert Moog is dead

I’m sure many visitors will already have heard of the sad passing of Dr Robert Moog, inventor of the MiniMoog synth. As with so many greatRead More

Graham
23 Aug

Beef-spotting

I’ve always tried to avoid taking a train-spotter approach with this site over the years (not that you would think it from my blog entries) –Read More

Graham
23 Aug
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Elbow Room

Elbow Room

A friend started off a blog a while ago featuring a gallery of his doodles and abstract photographs, entitled Elbow Room. I used to work withRead More

Graham
9 Aug
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Ant Man Bee Massacre in Beeftroutwinter

Ant Man Bee Massacre in Beeftroutwinter

Walt Michelson mailed with news of his 50 synesthesia-musicboxes. Each of these pays homage to a different musician. His Beefheart musicbox, Ant Man Bee Massacre inRead More

Merchandise

Merchandise

In his memoirs, the concert promoter Freddy Bannister tells his version of why Captain Beefheart formed a new Magic Band just to play Knebworth Festival inRead More

Derek
9 Aug
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Dropping the name Beefheart

My inbox most days contains links to newspaper and magazine articles referencing Beefheart. New bands love to drop the Beefheart name, music journalists likewise. I sendRead More

Derek
4 Aug
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Beefheart album cover in art exhibition

Beefheart album cover in art exhibition

I’ve recently received news of an exhibition which has just opened in Glendale, California, featuring the original artwork from Captain Beefheart’s Strictly Personal album cover Revolutions,Read More

Stockhausen live in the UK

Not a lot of Beefheart in this post but I thought it worth drawing your attention to an article in The Guardian which announces that StockhausenRead More

Prime Quality Beef – A Review

Prime Quality Beef – A Review

I’ve learned by now not to hold out too much hope when Ozit release another Beefheart CD. But this time they’re taking the piss … ‘PrimeRead More

Message from Micheal Smotherman

Message from Micheal Smotherman

I received a very interesting series of messages a short while ago from Micheal Smotherman, one-time member of the “tragic” era Magic Band. This is whatRead More

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