A Beefheart picto-history

A Beefheart picto-history

Kelly Shane and Woody Compton’s website Is This Tomorrow contains what they say is “The Finest in Contemporary Picto-Literature!” Their two part Captain Beefheart and theRead More

Derek
1 Jan
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John French interview on BBC Radio 3

On Friday 6 January from 22:15 to 23:30 BBC Radio 3’s show Mixing It features alternative music in Los Angeles. The presenters Mark Russell and RobertRead More

Derek
1 Jan
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Drumbo and Rockette recording new material

I recently received a message from John Drumbo French to update me on progress with his new recordings: So here Rockette and I are at ProperRead More

Graham
28 Dec
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Bill Harkleroad on John Lennon

Zoot Horn Rollo passes comment on the 25th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder by an idiot in Oregon’s Register Guard paper: Local guitar teacher Bill Harkleroad,Read More

Leon Rubenhold and Don Van Vliet

An article by Gerry Fialka in Venice Paper caught my attention. It described a party held in the Canals at Venice, California to raise funds forRead More

Rodrigues sculpture sold

One year after the sale of a ‘Beep Seal’ sculpture on eBay, another work by Don Van Vliet’s childhood television co-star Agostinho Rodrigues has been soldRead More

Derek
7 Dec
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If the hat fits….bid for it.

Hats were an important part of the appearance of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. There were probably dozens of hats worn on stage and inRead More

Derek
6 Dec
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Beefheart t-shirts

Foma Skilliton kindly alerted me to a website selling a small range of Beefheart t-shirts. I have no idea about the quality nor the legitimacy ofRead More

Graham
6 Dec
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I can feel you out there moving

I’m looking forward to the DVD release next year of a new documentary about Captain Beefheart. A good number of Magic Band musicians were interviewed forRead More

Captain Beefheart and his mother, an elf or a freak, and the plastic, horned devil

Captain Beefheart and his mother, an elf or a freak, and the plastic, horned devil

The singer Freddie Wadling lay hyperventilating and nearly unconscious in the emergency room of Stockholm’s Sabbath Hill Hospital. His blood pressure was down and his stomachRead More

Derek
4 Dec
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Cal Schenkel’s Apes Ma

Cal Schenkel’s Apes Ma

I was recently sent a photograph of a Beefheart-related Cal Schenkel art work by Peter Warner who was sent the photo by Schenkel himself in 1981.Read More

Peeling Back The Years

There are a good few items on the BBC website to help mark the first anniversary of John Peel’s death this week. Most notable are: ARead More

Graham
27 Oct
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Admirable Eccentrics – a soprano sings Beefheart

A fascinating concert programme which includes an unusual new arrangement of Bat Chain Puller has been announced by Zeitgeist, the eclectic new music ensemble from StRead More

Doug Moon appearance

Doug Moon, an early Magic Band stalwart, returns to one of Don Van Vliet’s old stamping-grounds on November 5th when he performs at the Desert SongRead More

Derek
17 Oct
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Putting the boot in…

At long last! I’m pleased to announce the re-opening of the bootleg section of the discography. A lot of re-coding, re-arranging, and rewriting has gone intoRead More

Steve
8 Oct
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I never heard it put quite that way

I recently received a tip off from Colin B Morton about an item on PJ Harvey’s message board which features an unusual interpretation of a tuneRead More

How to buy… Beefheart

This issue of Mojo (November) has a buyers’ guide for Captain Beefheart featuring a readers’ top ten of all his albums: Trout Mask Replica Clear Spot/SpotlightRead More

Blues ghosts cry again from discs of long ago

One of my favourite labels, Revenant Records who released the “Grow Fins” treasure trove of unreleased Beefheart, released the second volume in their “American Primitive” seriesRead More

Graham
6 Oct

“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

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