"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

Tom Papa Ray and Don Van Vliet

Tom Papa Ray and Don Van Vliet

Frank Xavier Weyerich’s photo of two whiskery gents in convivial conversation will be familiar to anyone who has ever done an Image Search for Beefheart. Who,Read More

Derek
1 Aug
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Captain Beefheart Project

Another new Beefheart blog – Captain Beefheart Project – has been created this weekend. The first three entries deal with particular concerts, giving background information andRead More

Derek
24 Jul
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Fast ‘n Bulbous live broadcast

Fast ‘n Bulbous, the acclaimed Beefheart brass band which includes Gary Lucas on guitar, take the stage at Jazz em Agosto Festival in Lisbon at 21.30Read More

Derek
22 Jul
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A new book about Beefheart and Zappa

A new book about Beefheart and Zappa

Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart and the Secret History of Maximalism is the title of a new book which is to be published by Salt Publishing onRead More

Derek
21 Jul
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Welcome to your Captain Beefheart weblog

At last, beefheart.com shuffles nervously into the 21st Century with it’s own interactive Beefheart weblog. This weblog will be regularly updated with any news or triviaRead More

Graham
16 Jul
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Answers To Opaque Questions That Would Bug Most People

A formaheap prize quiz 1) What was Don Van Vliet’s favourite gargle while on tour? Was it a) Blue Bols b) Green Chartreuse c) Black &Read More

Graham
20 Mar
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Opaque Questions That Would Bug Most People

Publisher: Music Sales Limited Date of publication: November 2004 ISBN: 1844494128 Dimensions: 210 x 135mm soft back Extent: 400 pages Price: £16.95 Order:Amazon.co.uk A formaheap prize quiz All of the answers toRead More

Graham
20 Mar
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