Skeleton Breath, Scorpion Blush

Skeleton Breath, Scorpion Blush

Published by Verlag Gachnang & Springer ISBN 3-906127-15-X Price varies 1987 96 pages Contents: Paintings: It’s Like A White Onion-Fleshed Pumpkin, 1985 Copper Diver, 1985 PigRead More

I Have A Cat

I Have A Cat

Don’s last lengthy interview was by phone with Dutch radio presenter Co de Kloet. Recorded in 1993 and broadcast on Co’s show on the Dutch NationalRead More

The Movable Feast: Thanksgiving with Captain Beefheart

by Don R. Aldridge, November 2011 It was a Tuesday night, or more accurately very early Wednesday morning in 1966. I had just gotten off my shift atRead More

Captain Beefheart, Legend and Friend Dies

Author Recounts Friendship with Avant-garde Icon By Don R. Aldridge, December 2010 American pop music has lost an artist of enormous influence. Captain Beefheart, composer, singer, bandleader, andRead More

Captain Beefheart: Don’t Drink the Tea

by Don R. Aldridge, December 2010 Before I go into the details of my visit to Captain Beefheart’s home in Woodland Hills, early in 1969, I want toRead More

Captain Beefheart: Strange Fire

by Don R. Aldridge, October 2010 In 1965, I walked into the world of Don Van Vliet, the man who would become renowned internationally as the avant-gardeRead More

Captain Beefheart: My Human Gets Me Blues

The Man Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart by Don R. Aldridge, September 2010 Stepping into the world of Captain Beefheart in 1965, was like walking through aRead More

Captain Beefheart: Brave New Twirl

The Transcendency of the Magic Band by Don R. Aldridge, August 2010 In the early, what I will call formative years, of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, DonRead More

Captain Beefheart: Live from Carolside

Frownland Gets a Face Lift by Don R. Aldridge, August 2010 Much has been written over the years about Don Van Vliet’s, relationship with his parents,Read More

Captain Beefheart: Here I Am I Always Am — or Maybe Not

by Don R. Aldridge, August 2010 Don Van Vliet, the man who was known for more than two decades as Captain Beefheart, always jealously guarded his privacy. MuchRead More

The Spotlight Kid Revisited: Two Decades with Captain Beefheart

What the Fans May Not Know by Don R. Aldridge, August 2010 In 1965, Don Vliet followed his boyhood chum Frank Zappa into the world of avant-garde rock ‘n’Read More

The Amazing Vanishing Spotlight Kid

Looking Back at Captain Beefheart by Don R. Aldridge, July 2010 According to the half-dozen or so dedicated-to-the-point-of-delirium fan websites one surfs on the internet today,Read More

Mystery Man From The Magic Band by Herb Bermann

Mystery Man From The Magic Band by Herb Bermann

A look at the new book from Herb Bermann, Don’s co-writer on Safe As Milk. It’s not that long ago that many people thought that HerbRead More

Touched By Grace – My Time With Jeff Buckley by Gary Lucas

Touched By Grace – My Time With Jeff Buckley by Gary Lucas

Okay, so why am I reviewing a book about Jeff Buckley here on the Radar Station? Well, it’s written by Gary Lucas who had, and stillRead More

Captain Beefheart interviews and texts 1966 – 2001

Captain Beefheart interviews and texts 1966 – 2001

Paperback : 300 pages No publisher Published 2012 Overview by Steve Froy The title pretty much says it all about this book. This is a collectionRead More

John Mackenzie – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: JohnRead More

Fifth Procurator of Judea – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: 5thRead More

Paul Lewis – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: PaulRead More

Ralf Nygård – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: RalfRead More

John Wilby pt 2 – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… Name: JohnRead More

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