Song list: Lost In A Whirlpool Teenage Maltshop Metal Man Has Lost His Wings Tupelo Mississippi Somebody’s Walking Old Folks Boogie Evil Blues Jam Out Of The Frying Pan – alt version Almost Grown Call On Me – slow version Sure Nuff and Yes I Do Moody Liz – rare acetate version Korn Ring Finger Frownland Ella Guru Hair Pie – Bake 1 / Hair Pie Bake 2 Pachuco Cadaver Sugar ‘N Spikes Neon Meat Dream Of A Octofish The Blimp – edit / Candy Man / China Pig Well Well Well (sung by Rockette Morton) Tracks 5 – 8: Avalon Ballroom 1966 (incorrectly says 1968Read More →

Song List Tropical Hot Dog Night Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Owed T’Alex Dropout Boogie Harry Irene Abba Zaba Her Eyes Are A Blue Milion Miles Old Fart At Play Well Ice Rose Floppy Boot Stomp You Know You’re A Man When I See A Mommy, I Feel Like A Mummy Veteran’s Day Poppy Safe As Milk Suction Prints Recorded at My Father’s Place, New York on 18th November 1978. Broadcast on WLIR FM 11th December 1978. Radar Station Overview A nicely packaged single CD set of this excellent show with one of Anton Corbijn’s photo’s on the cover along with the ‘one nest’ quote inRead More →

Song List Yellow Brick Road Abba Zaba Sure Nuff ‘n’ Yes I Do Electricity Beatle Bones ‘n’ Smokin’ Stones Safe As Milk Kandy Korn Trust Us Electricity Sure Nuff ‘n’ Yes I Do Rollin’ ‘n’ Tumblin’ Tarotplane Kandy Korn Sun Zoom Spark Tracks 1 – 4: Top Gear BBC Jan 24 1968 Tracks 5 – 8: Top Gear BBC May 6 1968 Tracks 9 – 10: Cannes Film Festival France Jan 27 1968 Tracks 11 – 13: Kidderminster UK May 12 1968 Tracks 14: Amorgies France October 1969 Radar Station Overview This bootleg gathers together almost all the known live material available from the classic 67/68Read More →

Song List Disc One ‘Toaster’ (bass solo) Nowadays a Woman’s Gotta Hit a Man Abba Zabba Hot Head Dirty Blue Jean Best Batch Yet One Man Sentence (poem) Safe As Milk Flavor Bud Living Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles One Red Rose That I Mean Doctor Dark Disc Two Bat Chain Puller My Human Gets Me Blues Sugar ‘N’ Spikes Veteran’s Day Poppy Dropout Boogie Sheriff of Hong Kong Kandy Korn Suction Prints Big Eyed Beans from Venus Radar Station Overview Recorded live at Rotter’s Club, Liverpool on 29th October, 1980 This excellent 2CD set of the complete Liverpool show was the first. Subsequent versionsRead More →

Song List 1) Toaster (bass solo) 2) Nowadays A Woman’s Got To Hit A Man 3) Abba Zaba 4) Hot Head 5) Dirty Blue Gene 6) Best Batch Yet 7) One Man Sentence (poem) 8) Safe As Milk 9) Flavor Bud Living 10) Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles 11) One Red Rose That I Mean 12) Doctor Dark 13) Bat Chain Puller 14) My Human Gets Me Blues 15) Sugar ‘N’ Spikes 16) Veteran’s Day Poppy 17) Dropout Boogie 18) Sheriff Of Hong Kong 19) Kandy Korn 20) Suction Prints 21) Big Eyed Beans From Venus Radar Station Overview Recorded at the Rotters Club,Read More →

A bit of a curious phenomenon these discs began appearing in the late 1990s (as far as I know – does anyone have a more precise date?). The Zappa discs were made between 1989 and 1995 but I have no information about the Beefheart ones. They are six inch square single-sided flexi discs. Made of very thin plastic they include one song, which may be edited to fit the disc. The plastic comes in many, often vivid, colours including clear. Each disc may be available in three different colours. The covers are simple black and white designs which may or may not include something Beefheart-related. There doesn’t appear to be a patternRead More →

Song list: Little Scratch Dirty Blue Gene Funeral Hill Flash Gordon’s Ape Sun Zoom Spark Key To The Highway Hot Head Ashtray Heart Safe As Milk China Pig Sheriff of Hong Kong Kandy Korn Veteran’s Day Poppy Big Eyed Beans from Venus Hoboism Tracks 1 – 4: Studio out-takes 1970 Tracks 5 – 6: Studio rehearsal 1972 Tracks 7 – 8: Saturday Night Live Nov 1980 Tracks 9 – 14: The Country Club Reseda, CA Jan 28 1981 Track 15: Studio demo 1975 Radar Station Overview Although track 4 (Flash Gordon’s Ape) is definitely from 1970 and is a Decals out-take, tracks 1 to 3 areRead More →

Song List Disc One (early show) Tropical Hot Dog Night Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Owed T’Alex Dropout Boogie Harry Irene Abba Zaba Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles Old Fart At Play/ Dust Blows Forward Ice Rose Moonlight on Vermont Floppy Boot Stomp Smithsonian Institute Blues Bat Chain Puller When I See A Mommy Veterans Day Poppy Bass Solo Suction Prints Disc Two (late show) Tropical Hot Dog Night Owed T’Alex Dropout Boogie Harry Irene Low Yo Yo Stuff Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles Well Ice Rose Floppy Boot Stomp My Human Gets Me Blues Bat Chain Puller WhenRead More →

Song List Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Abba Zaba Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene Best Batch Yet Safe As Milk Flavor Bud Living Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles One Red Rose That I Mean One Man Sentence Doctor Dark Bat Chain Puller My Human Gets Me Blues Sugar ‘n’ Spikes Veteran’s Day Poppy Dropout Boogie Sheriff Off Hong Kong Kandy Korn Suction Prints aka Save The Mulez Big Eyed Beans from Venus Recorded live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam on 1st November, 1980. According to the cover: “Take from the original source tape – complete gig in full stereo – TotalRead More →

Song List Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man Abba Zaba Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene Best Batch Yet Safe As Milk Flavor Bud Living Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles One Red Rose That I Mean One Man Sentence Doctor Dark Bat Chain Puller My Human Gets Me Blues Sugar ‘n’ Spikes Veteran’s Day Poppy Dropout Boogie Sheriff Off Hong Kong Kandy Korn Suction Prints aka Save The Mulez Big Eyed Beans from Venus Recorded live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam on 1st November, 1980. According to the cover: “Taken from the original source tape – complete gig in full stereo. Total time:Read More →

Song list: Abba Zaba Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene Best Batch Yet Safe As Milk Flavor Bud Living Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles One Red Rose That I Mean One Man Sentence Doctor Dark Bat Chain Puller My Human Gets Me Blues Sugar ‘N Spikes Veteran’s Day Poppy Dropout Boogie Sheriff of Hong Kong Kandy Korn Suction Prints Big Eyed Beans from Venus Radar Station Overview Recorded live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland on 1st November, 1980. Yet another boot of this particular show. As with most other versions this is missing the first song (‘Nowadays A Woman’s..’), and the between song aggravation DonRead More →

Song list: Side 1 Abba Zaba Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene Best Batch Yet Side 2 Safe As Milk Flavor Bud Living Her Eyes Are As Blue Million Miles (sic) One Red Rose One Man Sentence Doctor Dark Batchain Puller (sic) Side 3 My Human Gets Me Blues Sugar ‘n’ Spike (sic) Veterans’ Day Poppy Dropout Boogie Sheriff of Hong Kong Side 4 Candy Corn (sic) Suction Print (sic) Big Eyed Beans From Venus Radar Station Overview A very professional looking European double bootleg with royal blue labels and white lettering , spoilt only by some of the song titles being spelt incorrectly. This is theRead More →

Song List Electric Poetry Vol. 1 Side 1 Veteran’s Day Poppy Kandy Korn Save The Mulez Big Eyed Beans From Venus Side 2 Safe As Milk Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles One Mans Sentence [sic] Doctor Dark Flavor Bud Living One Red Rose That I Mean My Human Gets Me Blues Through the Eyes of a Genius – Electric Poetry Vol. 2 Side 1 Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene Best Batch Yet Drop Out Boogie Side 2 Bat Chain Puller Sheriff Of Hong Kong Diddy Wah Diddy Who Do You Think You’re Fooling Moon Child Frying Pan The last four tracksRead More →

Recorded by Dutch radio this show has been broadcast several times over the years. The full show was around an hour and forty minutes long, but a lot of this time was taken up with Don getting annoyed with some idiots in the crowd – one in particular makes an irritating squealing noise. A tape version of it circulated for sometime with the incomplete show plus an interview and between song comments by Dutch presenters. More recently very good sound quality recordings of the complete show have appeared. The Paradiso show has been bootlegged a number of times. Here are the ones we know about: Electric Poetry Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 YearRead More →

Song List 1. This is Captain Beefheart/Loves Lies 2. Comment/Key To The Highway 3. Neon Meat 4. Instrumental – Sticks And Stones 5. Ella Guru 6. Hot Head 7. Skeleton Key/Coming To A Closet Near You 8. Harmonica Blues Rehearsal 9. Moody Liz 10. Scratch My Back 11. Run Paint Run 12. Camel Stomp (instrumental) 13. Sugar ‘N’ Spikes 14. Blues Jam 15. If You Don’t Mind Stupid People/Little Scratch 16. I Was A Teenage Malt Shop 17. Winnebago Sioux Indian/Pachuco Cadaver 18. Seam Crooked Sam 19. Deputy’s Horse (instrumental) 20. Tupelo Mississippi 21. Frownland 22. Evil 23. Sun Zoom Spark Tracks 1, & 11:Read More →

Song List Disc One Abba Zaba Ashtray Heart Bass Solo Beatle Bones ‘n’ Smokin Stones Big Eyed Beans From Venus Old Black Snake Crazy Little Thing Dirty Blue Gene Electricity Flavor Bud Living Gimme Dat Harp Golden Birdies Grow Fins Disc Two Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles Hothead Bat Chain Puller (listed as My Human Gets Me Blues) Nowadays A Woman’s Got To Hit A Man One Man Sentence One Red Rose That I Mean Orange Claw Hammer Safe As Milk Dropout Boogie (listed as Sheriff of Hong Kong) Kandy Korn (listed as Suction Print) Sugar ‘n’ Spikes Abba Zaba Click Clack TracksRead More →

Song List 1. Moody Liz (Studio) 2. Be Your Dog 3. Upon The My O My 4. Beatle Bones And Smokin Stones (Studio) 5. Keep On Rubbing 6. Crazy Little Things 7. Mirror Man 8. Gimme Dat Harp Boy(Studio) 9. Full Moon Hot Sun 10. Sweet Georgia Brown 11. This Is The Day 12. Peaches 13. Peaches 14. Sugar Bowl 15. Beatle Bones And Smokin Stones (Studio) 16. Abba Zabba Tracks 1,4,8: recorded TTG Studios, Los Angeles, November 1967 Tracks 2,3,5 – 7,9 -14,16: live at Cowtown, Kansas City April 1974 Track 15: studio 1967 Notes Ozit Publicity: Live and Studio Recordings. This is aRead More →

This collection is not a commercially available bootleg. It has circulated amongst a number of Beefheart collectors and can be downloaded via some select torrent sites. But as it’s such an important release I am making an exception and including the details of it here. At last all the outtakes from the productive 1971 and 1972 years have been gathered together in one place. Many of these songs and instrumentals have turned up on bootlegs over the years, and a couple have even been released legitimately but this is the first time they have been made available on one release. These outtakes, rescued from the Warner Reprise vaults, have circulated amongst collectors forRead More →

Song list: CD 1: 1. Hair Pie Bake III- (Bass solo) 2. Hair Pie Bake III (Full Band Version) 3. Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man 4. I Wanna Find A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe 5. Hot Head 6. Ashtray Heart 7. Dirty Blue Gene 8. The Smithsonian Institute (or The Big Dig) 9. Best Batch Yet 10. Band Intro 11. Safe As Milk 12. One Red Rose That I Mean 13. Sue Egypt CD 2: 1. Doctor Dark 2. Bat Chain Puller 3. My Human Gets Me Blues 4. Sheriff Of Hong Kong 5. Kandy Korn 6. Suction Prints 7. BigRead More →

Song List 1. Rockette Morton’s bass solo 2. Mascara Snake 3. When It Blows Its Stacks 4. Click Clack 5. Grow Fins 6. Hobo Chang Ba (instrumental) 7. I’m Gonna Booglarise You Baby 8. Old Black Snake 9. Peon 10. Abba Zabba 11. Alice In Blunderland 12. My Human Gets Me Blues 13. Steal Softly Thru Snow (instrumental) 14. Golden Birdies 15. Spitball Scalped A Baby Notes Ozit Publicity: Fantastic set from the Captain with full biographical CD booklet of the show. There are a few references to the Spotlight Kid throughout the show, a reference to the spotlight being played on the band from the lighting towerRead More →