Hey Captain, I Dig Your Tweed Coat

Hey Captain, I Dig Your Tweed Coat

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward took this photograph of Don Van Vliet wearing a Harris Tweed jacket in Vancouver during the last days of the final Captain Beefheart andRead More

Derek
4 May
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Unravelling the Knit

Beefheart Night at New York’s Knitting Factory on April 9th has prompted many eye-witness accounts, photographs, and audio and video files from the event. Here areRead More

Even more treats at The Knit

Beefheart Night at The Knit, the April 9th tribute to Captain Beefheart in New York, promises to have even more treats and surprises than we listedRead More

Derek
2 Apr
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A little conglomeration table

Recent music links Here I Am I Always Am played by The Black Keys at SXSW 2008 in Houston on March 12th. Andy Haas (former MarthaRead More

Derek
23 Mar
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Beefheart Night at the Knit

This item has been updated with a new post, Even more treats at The Knit, 2 April 2008. Update – 9 March 2008 Wednesday 9th AprilRead More

Graham
23 Feb
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If you got ears…

Had an email from Grant who plays in a Canadian band called The Surfdusters, and does a radio show on CJSF Radio. This Tuesday, August theRead More

Steve
12 Aug
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Do try this at home

Do try this at home

Several home-made versions of Captain Beefheart numbers have been posted at nearby websites in the past few days. EvilFactman’s work in progress, Big Dummy, is atRead More

Derek
4 May
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Some more cover versions and another misheard lyric

Lewis Taylor’s slightly sought-after version of Trout Mask Replica has hitherto been available on the web only in dribs and drabs . This weekend it isRead More

Getting these Decals licks off, baby

Getting these Decals licks off, baby

Lick My Decals Off, Baby is simply not a composition which readily lends itself to being performed. So when I found Puttanesca’s video of one ofRead More

White Stripes perform Beefheart yet again

Nigel Godrich, producer of Radiohead, Travis and Beck, among others, has become nostalgic for music videos as he remembers them. Curiously enough, his memory of musicRead More

Australian Captain Beefheart Tribute Night

Australian Captain Beefheart Tribute Night

There’s a Captain Beefheart Tribute event happening in Sydney, Australia on January 28th when local movers and shakers The Captain’s Package, MC Jay Katz, Rica TetasRead More

Derek
11 Jan
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I don’t even have a boat – calling the Captain – a film review

I don’t even have a boat – calling the Captain – a film review

“Captain Beefheart is the shingle that gave me shingles,” complains Don Van Vliet in Lars Movin’s gentle evocation of Don’s life and circumstances since he becameRead More

Derek
9 Jan
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Peppers and Peon

The Red Hot Chili Peppers closed the last concert of their 2006 tour by playing the Captain Beefheart composition Peon as final encore. John Frusciante tookRead More

Rockette and Denny booglarise Atlanta .. audio links here .. Fast’n’Bulbous concert links to follow.

Rockette Morton and Denny Walley joined Big Eyed Beans from Venus for the second set of their Captain Beefheart covers concert in Atlanta, GA on NovemberRead More

Derek
23 Nov
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They do what they mean, ‘n they do what they do… They’re young too!

Generations of fans can testify just how difficult it used to be to find women who had any interest at all in Captain Beefheart’s music. CaptainRead More

Beefheart tribute band team up with Magic Band members

I’ve just received the following message from Spencer Pope: Big Eyed Beans from Venus, the Athens GA based Captain Beefheart tribute band, are playing in AtlantaRead More

Graham
11 Oct
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Does it start at the bottom or does it start at the top?

A nice feature about Captain Beefheart has just gone online in one of The Guardian’s podcasts. Beefheart fan Jon Dennis chats to John Harris (author ofRead More

Fast ‘N Bulbous over Europe

Fast ‘N Bulbous over Europe

Fast ‘N Bulbous, The Captain Beefheart Project, featuring Gary Lucas and Phillip Johnston, have just announced a short European tour. Friday, Nov. 17th BimHuis, Amsterdam, HollandRead More

Derek
20 Jun
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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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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

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