Me and Beefheart at Manteno by Mike Bourne

The Manteno Festival may be the only festival not covered by the usual media overblow – mainly, of course, because Cincinnati is hardly your basic culturalRead More

Metromedia Refuses To Air Captain Beefheart TV Commercial – Charges Album Title ‘Obcsene’

Metromedia Refuses To Air Captain Beefheart TV Commercial – Charges Album Title ‘Obcsene’

A black and white 60-second television commercial for Captain Beefheart’s latest album on Straight/Reprise, Lick My Decals Off, Baby, was refused recently by KTTV in LosRead More

Pearls Before Swine by Luca Ferrari

Ice Cream for Crow. On the Relationship between Music and Painting in Captain Beefheart’s Work Those who, over the last twenty years, have loved the musicRead More

Pulled By Rubber Dolphins: Bat Chain Puller by Mike Barnes

Pulled By Rubber Dolphins: Bat Chain Puller by Mike Barnes

ISBN 0 7043 8073 0 You can order this book from Amazon.co.uk or any good UK book sellers. ‘Everything they did I had ’em do. IRead More

Re-Achieving Naivety by Ben Thompson

Re-Achieving Naivety by Ben Thompson

Don Van Vliet is probably the only full-time painter who used to be a mythical figure in music. Once Captain Beefheart, he is soon to exhibitRead More

Sonic Sculpture in the Mojave by Kristine McKenna

Sonic Sculpture in the Mojave by Kristine McKenna

Don Van Vliet was born in Glendale California on January 15 1941, the Only child of Glenn and Sue Van Vliet. Don began showing artistic talentRead More

That’s ShowBiz, Baby by Davin Seay

In this day of dubious miracles, when lucky new arrivals on the rock scene are spotted, slated for super-stardom, and hyped to oblivion, all in aRead More

The Beating Of An Ashtray Heart – Captain Beefheart Spills All by John Piccarella

The Beating Of An Ashtray Heart – Captain Beefheart Spills All by John Piccarella

Whatever the relationship between the music of Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) and new wave, it must be more than coincidence that after fifteen years asRead More

The Pop Life by Jon Parelas

A painter whose first one-man show in New York runs through Saturday at the Mary Boone Gallery, 417 West Broadway, may be better known to music-loversRead More

The Primer for Captain Beefheart by Mike Barnes

The Primer for Captain Beefheart by Mike Barnes

Mike Barnes follows the pioneering trail blazed by Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, was born in Glendale, a suburbRead More

The Pulse Beefheart cartoon

The Pulse Beefheart cartoon

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There’s Corn In My Cap from Search & Destroy

There’s Corn In My Cap from Search & Destroy

This Is Your Captain Speaking by Cole Springer

This Is Your Captain Speaking by Cole Springer

“Beefheart was a major influence on Devo as far as direction goes. Trout Mask Replica… there’s so many people that were affected by that album thatRead More

To Be Far Out Or Not To Beefheart Out by Tony Barrell

To Be Far Out Or Not To Beefheart Out by Tony Barrell

The article is introduced by the ZigZag editor, Connor McKnight. Many thanks indeed to Michael H for sending this along. In September of 1970, I movedRead More

Trout Mask Replica?? The Captain Must Be Mad! by Dick Larson

IT’S THE BLIMP, IT’S THE BLIMP… And how. Beefheart is the blimp. The Captain is unique. No band in the world could manage what he andRead More

Unsurpassable! The Captain’s Magic Moments by Mark Paytress

Unsurpassable! The Captain’s Magic Moments by Mark Paytress

The Legendary A&M Sessions Pop-flavoured R&B from the Californian outback, these rare mid-60s sides are nevertheless notable for the Captain’s Wolf-like growl and harmonica squeals. SomeRead More

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

He is alive. A recluse. Painting in seclusion up near the Oregon border. There have been weird signals through the ether since he stopped making musicRead More

Zappa and the Captain Cook by Steve Weitzman

Zappa and the Captain Cook by Steve Weitzman

PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY – Captain Beefheart, rock’s sometime genius, had just finished a show with Frank Zappa, with whom he’s touring after the end of theirRead More

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