This book’s a diamond

This book’s a diamond

There’s a new book available which has compiled over 40 written pieces about, and interviews with Don. It’s called ‘A carrot is as close as aRead More

Steve
9 Sep
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Bat Chain Puller on vinyl

I’ve had some enquiries about whether there’s a vinyl version of the recently remastered Bat Chain Puller. As far as I can make out the Zappa FamilyRead More

Steve
6 Sep
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Magic Band US/UK/Europe 2012

Magic Band US/UK/Europe 2012

We’ve had an email from Magic Band guitarist Eric Klerks with details about up-coming live dates, mostly Europe but also one at ATP New York. September:Read More

Beefheart in Mojo and Uncut

Beefheart in Mojo and Uncut

The September issues of two UK music mags will be of interest to Beefheart  fans: MOJO #226 features Mark Boston (Rockette Morton) in the ‘Hello Goodbye’Read More

Steve
5 Aug
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Lost Broadcasts DVD

Lost Broadcasts DVD

The release date for this has moved back to 25 June. More details on the Gonzo Media website. Scroll down the page to find a shortRead More

Steve
20 Jun
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Long Neck Bottles …

Long Neck Bottles …

The Pittsburgh micro-brewery, East End Brewing Company, have recently produced a new beer called Blabber & Smoke. It’s a Rauchbier type lager. If it tastes asRead More

New old footage and photos

New old footage and photos

It’s always good to see new Beefheart related items appearing. Footage The UK company Voiceprint Records  have announced a new addition to their ‘Lost Broadcasts’ seriesRead More

Steve
26 May
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Sundazed A&M Replica

Sundazed A&M Replica

Not exactly news … I’ve just been a bit slow blogging about this release which many of you will already know about. As part of thisRead More

Bat Chain Puller review

Bat Chain Puller review

I’ve finally put a review of Bat Chain Puller up on the site. If you haven’t bought a copy yet and are unsure about whether toRead More

Steve
15 Mar
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Magic Band 2012 tour

Magic Band 2012 tour

The Magic Band will be back in the UK in March (for a mini tour), in Japan in April and New Jersey in September, playing atRead More

John French’s tour report

John French has kindly sent along his account of the Magic Band’s recent UK tour. 
The Magic Band’s “mini-tour” went well. We stayed in Basingstoke, EnglandRead More

Rare 1969 film

Rare 1969 film

Some fascinating footage has appeared on YouTube from 1969. Is it something not seen before or is it a much better version of the Trout PromoRead More

Doctor Dark, Beefheart tribute band, are back!

After a four year absence, Doctor Dark have returned and will be playing at this year’s Zappanale Festival in August. See the Doctor Dark website forRead More

Bat Chain Puller delayed

This message has been received from Zappa.com by those who’d ordered a copy:

Steve
16 Jan
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From Straight to Bizarre DVD

From Straight to Bizarre DVD

This is an interesting documentary release – From Straight to Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and LA’s Lunatic Fringe. It comes from Chrome Dreams who youRead More

Steve
27 Dec
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Bat Chain Puller … at last, at last!

This has already been mentioned in a previous post but I think it deserves one of its own… Yes, the Zappa Family Trust have finally decidedRead More

Add some Beefheart to your day

Add some Beefheart to your day

Don Van Vliet died one year ago today. As much as we miss knowing he’s out there in person, his music and art are as aliveRead More

Graham
17 Dec
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Magic Band are go!

Magic Band are go!

The Magic Band played at The Scala in London on Wednesday night and blew its stacks, as has come to be the norm at their amazingRead More

Something to look forward to

In advance of the imminent UK tour a short interview with Denny Walley has appeared in the Liverpool Echo In includes the great news that aRead More

Gary Marker interview

Gary Marker interview

Here’s a treat … Gary ‘Magic’ Marker features in the latest issue of TimeMazine talking about his time with the Rising Sons, the Magic Band andRead More

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