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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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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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

Magazine tributes

It took a while for the main music mags to react to Don’s death because of their advanced editorial deadlines. Here are some of them thatRead More

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

We were very sorry to learn that Don Van Vliet passed away on Friday 17 December 2010 due to complications arising from multiple sclerosis. Tributes fromRead More

More flocks of them

More flocks of them

The UK music magazine, Mojo, has recently published a 140+ page Frank Zappa special in their ‘Ultimate Collectors Edition’ series. Well worth checking out this hasRead More

Steve
10 Dec
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Drumming with the Magic Band

Drumming with the Magic Band

Michael Traylor, who shared the drum stool with John French during the recent Magic Band reunion tours, is featured in the latest issue of the US-basedRead More

Twenty Fifth Century Quaker meets The Spotlight Kid

Some interesting articles have been appearing on the Associated Content website under the byline of Grant O’Neill. Grant is a pseudonym for a guy from LancasterRead More

Beefheart Through The Eyes Of Magic in UK press

I’ve just got my copy of John French’s beautiful massive tome and have been keenly devouring it in every spare moment. It’s also had some favourableRead More

And Beefheart saved Craig & other writings

The 12-year old anti-hero of Josh Lieb’s new book for young adults is a Captain Beefheart fan. I point to my beloved Captain Beefheart, a musicianRead More

Derek
29 Dec
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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

Lemme tell yuh ’bout it

Captain Beefheart at The White House The next time you’re visting The White House please do have a glance at your hosts vinyl record collection. AccordingRead More

Derek
25 Jan
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Trout Mask Replica and the Trout House

Trout Mask Replica and the Trout House

..the secret, really, to understanding, to dwelling within, Trout Mask Replica is to make sure it’s the first record you ever hear.. Marcello Carlin wrote someRead More

Tom Waits "had the nerve to think he could sing like me"

Last night’s broadcast of Don Van Vliet’s 1993 interview with Co de Kloet, with musical accompaniment recorded in 2008 by Gary Lucas, can be heard untilRead More

Derek
4 Sep
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Beefheart on Theme Town Radio Hour

As ‘Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody’ faded out, Bob Dylan introduced the next record on his Theme Time Radio Hour – Birds Mel Blanc did a lot ofRead More

Trout and proud

The Times divided music fans into two camps in today’s paper: critics who love music which nobody else likes (trouts, named after you know what) andRead More

Graham
9 Mar
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Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle…

Kit ‘n’ Kaboodle…

Trout Mask Replica promo pack These poems by Don Van Vliet are from a Trout Mask Replica promo pack which was recently auctioned at eBay. I amRead More

Dancing to Captain Beefheart

In June of 2007 I read a plug for “I Wanna Find Me A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go” inRead More

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