Coming to a record store soon

There’s a few Beefheart items in the pipeline about to be released: An Ashtray Heart – this is a cd of indeterminate origin. It features aRead More

Steve
22 Oct
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Magic Band live on CD and Vinyl

Some great news just in from Sundazed Records (thanks to Andy Bean for passing it on): *LIVE RECORDING OF THE LEGENDARY AND INNOVATIVE MAGIC BAND’S 2005Read More

Floppy (and not so floppy) boots

Floppy (and not so floppy) boots

Here’s a few Beefheart bootlegs that have been sighted recently. Follow the links for the usual Radar Station overview: A Whirlpool of Korn and Meat –Read More

Steve
5 Jul
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Warning – Ozit incoming

Warning – Ozit incoming

The latest Beefheart release of dubious origin from Ozit is a double vinyl collection of live tracks from 1972 and 1973 called Translucent Fresnel … BeforeRead More

Steve
13 Mar
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Let go flocks of them…

Here are some golden birdies, bits, bobs and doodads for your delectation: Moris Tepper has a new CD out called A Singer Called Shotgun Throat, aRead More

Commemorative box set

For all you collectors out there here’s a nice box set based around Freddy Bannister’s book. Freddy promoted many of Beefheart’s early 70’s tours as wellRead More

Steve
12 Mar
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New Rockette Morton album

New Rockette Morton album

Described as incorporating Jazz, Swing, Blues, Rock and Country in a very unique instrumental collection from two very unique individuals, Bret Short and Rockette Morton, ShortRead More

Derek
29 Dec
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Mirror Man Mini Me

Mirror Man Mini Me

Two of Beefheart’s earliest albums have been given the Japanese mini LP treatment. You can now get exact copies of the original Safe As Milk andRead More

City of Refuge reviewed and defended

John French’s new album City of Refuge has been gathering some very good reviews, as well as attracting the inevitable comparisons to Captain Beefheart albums. TheRead More

It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper – July release

It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper – July release

It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper was intended to be the name of the second Captain Beefheart album, a double album recorded lateRead More

Derek
18 Jun
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Two scratchproof albums and some CDs

Rhino release a downloadable Beefheart sampler In a flurry of no publicity at all, Rhino Records have released their first scratchproof Captain Beefheart album. It isRead More

Derek
8 Jun
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Bickershaw Boot

Bickershaw Boot

If you went to the 1972 Bickershaw festival you probably have great memories of it. There were some excellent bands playing and the Beefheart set wasRead More

Steve
5 Aug
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May release for 1982 Beefheart press conference audio

A previously unheard two and a half hour audio tape of Don Van Vliet conducting a press conference to promote Ice Cream For Crow is aboutRead More

Derek
15 Apr
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Apologies

Apologies

This photograph of a baseball signed by Don Van Vliet in 1982 at a press conference he held to promote Ice Cream For Crow replaces myRead More

Derek
9 Apr
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Coming Clean

Coming Clean

Coming Clean, a new album by Magic Band maestro and guitar-god Gary Lucas has been gathering hugely favourable reviews for Gary’s exemplary skills and for theRead More

Twist Ah Luck

Twist Ah Luck

Our competition to win the 5 sets of EMI/Virgin’s remastered Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band CDs attracted hundreds of entries from around the planet. It’sRead More

Derek
18 Aug
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Captain Beefheart Relaunched

Captain Beefheart Relaunched

Virgin/EMI are to rerelease their entire Captain Beefheart back catalogue on CD on Monday 7th August. The albums have all been remastered and Captain Beefheart biographerRead More

Derek
1 Aug
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Win the six new Captain Beefheart CDs

Win the six new Captain Beefheart CDs

Virgin Records have kindly offered to send complete sets of their six newly remastered Captain Beefheart albums to five lucky visitors to this website. All youRead More

Derek
1 Aug
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New film of Beefheart in concert found

Virgin Records has found in its vaults a previously undocumented film of Captain Beefheart in concert. A digital copy of the film has been produced toRead More

Derek
30 Jul
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Don’s last show gets bootlegged

Don’s last show gets bootlegged

Ozit have released another Beefheart 2CD set. This time it’s a recording of the last live show ever played by Don and the band – theRead More

Steve
14 May
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