American Bandstand phone interview 1966

American Bandstand phone interview 1966

Brief television phone interview on American Bandstand with Captain Beefheart from 16 June 1966 followed by studio dancers dancing to Diddy Wah Diddy.

Beat Club television performance 1972

Beat Club television performance 1972

For many years, a classic performance of I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby from German television show Beat Club in 1972, circulated among fans. Then in 2012Read More

Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968

Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968

On 27 January 1968 Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band performed on the beach at Cannes, France, in front of the Martinez Hotel. They were inRead More

Chorus Paris television performance 1980

Chorus Paris television performance 1980

This recording was taken from Chorus, a French television programme. The performance took place at Théatre De L’Empire, Paris on 7 November 1980. Track list Nowadays ARead More

David Letterman interviews from 1982 and 1983

David Letterman interviews from 1982 and 1983

1982: 1983:

Detroit Tube Works 1971

Detroit Tube Works 1971

Hmmm… is this the very best surviving clip of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band? I think it could be: Recorded on 15 January 1971 atRead More

Dr Demento interview from 1978

If you can cope with the interviewer’s ego then this is pretty entertaining - hear it!

Frank Zappa discussing Trout Mask Replica 1969

From 1969 with Don, possibly in London. Hear it!

Frank Zappa, Don Van Vliet and George Duke Lecture 1975

This lecture took place at the Gifford Auditorium, Syracuse, 23rd April 1975. Don is fairly quiet throughout the lecture; when asked a direct question he givesRead More

Ice Cream For Crow promo video 1982

Ice Cream For Crow promo video 1982

There was also a great promotional video for the title track of the final album, with its striking shots of  desert landscapes, Don’s paintings, tumbleweeds andRead More

John Peel interview

Welcome to my very favourite item here at the Radar Station. It’s a streaming audio interview broadcast on the John Peel show on the 24th AprilRead More

KCRW, Santa Monica, interview and phone in with Kristine McKenna

18th October 1987 interview with Don’s friend Kristine McKenna. Hear it!

KHSU live telephone interview

Recorded and broadcast live in 1972 by a DJ entirely unable to cope with Don, and who could really blame him? Hear it!

Lick My Decals Off, Baby telly ad

Lick My Decals Off, Baby telly ad

Well this is pretty special. A television advertisement was made, shown, audiences angered and then banned. As John French comments in The Artist Formerly Known As CaptainRead More

Magic Band reunion multimedia

Magic Band reunion multimedia

Live performances and documentary about the 21st Century Magic Band.

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Meatball Fulton interview

Meatball Fulton interview

Here you will find streaming audio files which make up a full interview which took place in California, July 1969, between Don Van Vliet and MeatballRead More

Michael Tearson interviews Don in Philadelphia 1972

By  Michael Tearson - hear it!

Old Grey Whistle Test 1974

Old Grey Whistle Test 1974

See Captain Beefheart perform Upon The My Oh My on The Old Grey Whistle Test on 29 May 1974, after the departure of the Magic Band:Read More

Orange Claw Hammer with Frank Zappa

This version of Orange Claw Hammer is one of my very favourite things that either Captain Beefheart or Frank Zappa ever recorded. It’s an acoustic performanceRead More

Paintings and Poems exhibition video tour

James Kalm shows us around the Paintings and Poems exhibition of 2007 at the Anton Kern Gallery in New York. You can also view the individualRead More

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