Song List Disc 1 Improvisations Camarillo Brillo Muffin Man Let’s Make The Water Turn Black Penguin In Bondage Improvisation (Beefheart Instrumental Style) Debra Kadabra Band Introductions Poofter’s Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead Echidna’s Arf George Duke Improvisation Disc 2 The Torture Never Stops Marty’s Dance Song Montana Florentine Pogen Encore Break Willie The Pimp Overview Recorded on the Bongo Fury tour at the Music Hall, Boston, MA on 27th April 1975 – Late Show. Releases 2011 US 2CD on Guitar Master  GM-025/026 Help us If anyone is able to complete or update any of the information above, then please do get in touch.Read More →

Radar Station Overview Recorded during the Bongo Fury Tour at Boston Music Hall on 27th April 1975, except for tracks 11, 12 and 13 on the vinyl release which are from a different Mothers show. The vinyl version was released as a double but is usually found in separate deluxe covers. Volume 1 has a brown and white cover while Volume 2 has a red and white one. As can be seen the track listing on the CD version is slightly different (confusion over song titles aside) but it’s a pity ‘Willie The Pimp’ has been missed off. Song List Vinyl CD Intro – Varese Special A Token Of My ExtremeRead More →

Song List: Side A 1 Regyptian Strut 2 Sofa 3 Who Are The Brain Police? 4 Orange Claw Hammer Side B 1 200 Years Old 2 Willie The Pimp 3 Peon 4 Alice In Blunderland Side C 1 Revised Music For Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra 2 A Pound For A Brown On The Bus Side D 1 Somebody In My Home 2 Almost Grown 3 Call On Me 4 Sure ‘Nuff & Yes I Do 5 Yellow Brick Road 6 Plastic Factory Radar Station Overview Although this is marketed as a Frank Zappa bootleg (with Captain Beefheart) there are quite a few Beefheart tracks here.Read More →

Song List Side One Montana Florentine Pogen Side Two Debra Kadabra Intros Poofter’s Froth Wyoming George Duke Spotlight (Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?) Radar Station Overview From the Bongo Fury tour in 1975 this includes a few songs performed at the Boston Music Hall show. A single European (probably German) vinyl that has been re-pressed at least once with different covers. The label reads: “P.T. Schneider presents MUFFIN “LIVE” BAND” Can anyone explain the title of this release? Whose stupid idea was that? Definitely not one of the best! Thanks to Wol Stor for the cover scan Releases 1985 AL 01A/B clear vinyl with plain white sleeve withRead More →

Song list Disc 1 County Coliseum, El Paso, 23 May 1975 Presentation Bongo Fury Initial Apostrophe band introduction Stinkfoot I`m Not Satisfied Carolina Hard-core Ecstasy Velvet Sunrise A pound for a brown on the bus the medley Frank introduces El Paso son Jimmy Carl Black You`re So Fine Lonely Lonely Nights Debra Kadabra Montana Strange Things Disc 2 1. Advance Romance 2. Florentine Pogen Studio outtakes 3. 200 Years Old (studio outtake 1975) 4. Orange Claw Hammer (FZ & CB Radio Show 1975) 5. Redunzl (studio outtake) Music Hall, Boston 27 April 1975 6. Camarillo Brillo 7. Muffin Man 8. Let`s make the water turnRead More →

Song List Improvisations 5:46 Camarillo Brillo 4:29 Muffin Man 1:45 Stinkfoot 4:51 I’m Not Satisfied 2:06 Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy 10:38 Velvet Sunrise 7:36 A Pound For A Brown 9:59 The Torture Never Stops 8:10 Montana 12:09 Improvisations (Inc. Chariot, Moon Trek) 9:39 Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top 2:35 Penguin In Bondage 11:41 Poofter’s Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead 3:18 Echidna’s Arf 0:36 Drum Solo 3:05 Advance Romance 15:16 Encore Applause 0:31 Willie The Pimp 8:43 Recorded at Providence College, Rhode Island on 26th April 1975. Notes From back cover: Childhood friends and fellow rock visionaries Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart put aside their differencesRead More →

Song List Disc 1 Improvisations Camarillo Brillo Muffin Man (Instrumental) Stinkfoot I’m Not Satisfied Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy Velvet Sunrise A Pound For A Brown Why Doesn’t Someone Give Him A Pepsi? (Aka The Torture Never Stops) Disc 2 Montana Improvisations (Incl. Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top) Penguin In Bondage Poofter’s Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead Echidna’s Arf (Of You) Drums Advance Romance Willie The Pimp Recorded at Providence College, Rhode Island on 26th April 1975 Overview Good quality bootleg  from an original recording by Dan Lampinski from the Bongo Fury Tour. One of the better offerings from this tour with more Beefheart participation. The soundRead More →

Song List Side One A Token Of My Extreme Stinkfoot Sleeping In A Jar Poofter’s Froth Wyoming Side Two Debra Kadabra Florentine Pogen Why Doesn’t Someone Get Him A Pepsi (Torture) Radar Station Overview From the Bongo Fury tour recorded at Bridges Auditorium, Claremont College, California 11th April 1975 – second show. A single European vinyl originally pressed in “100 numbered copies with insert”. It came in a plain white cover (ah, those were the days!!) and inferior sound quaity. ‘Torture’ was actually premiered that night. Not to be confused with the bootleg known as ‘A Token of HIS Extreme’. Releases 198? ZX 3656 A/B Thanks to Rollin’Read More →

The back cover of this single CD says: Frank HOT Rats Zappa and Captain BEEFheart INJECT their thoughts and songs in this classic 1975 WLIR radio broadcast This is the same excellent show as the An Evening With … CD release. Although “Hot Beef” claims to released earlier I thought “An Evening with” was first Song list: Cucamonga Orange Claw Hammer Debra Kadabra/Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy Will You Drink My Water Pachuco Cadaver I Was A Teenage Maltshop Status Back Baby Ned The Mumbler Toads Of The Sort Forest Charva Speedfreak Boogie Metal Man Has Won His Wings Instrumental Louisiana Blues Instrumental Studio Rehearsal How Could I Be SuchRead More →

An amazing collection of rarities put together as a syndicated radio show by Zappa in 1975. It was broadcast on KWST and WLIR – and possibly others. Don is in the studio too and contributes throughout – the highlight being the version of ‘Orange Claw Hammer’ with Zappa playing guitar accompaniment Song List Cucamonga (Bongo Fury 1975) Orange Claw Hammer (live in studio 1975) Debra Kadabra/Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy (Bongo Fury 1975) Will You Drink My Water (The Smegmates) Pachuco Cadaver (Trout Mask Replica) I Was A Teenage Maltshop (CBS Demo 1965) Status Back Baby (CBS Demo 1965) Ned The Mumbler (CBS Demo 1965) Toads Of The Sort ForestRead More →

A + Abba Zaba Atlanta + Amougies Festival 1969 + Another Chapter from the Life & Times of Captain Beefheart + Ashtray Heart + Avalon ’66 B + Bat Chain Puller + Bat Chain Puller (remastered version on vinyl) + Batlight Clearkid 1970s + Best Batch Yet + Bickershaw Festival + Bongo Fury in El Paso + Boston Music Hall 27/04/1975 (Late Show) 200 Years Special C + Captain Hook + Captain Live in Liverpool + Captain’s Last Live Concert Plus + Case of the Punks + CB & his MB live in GB + Chronicle + Country Club Reseda 1981 + Crazy Little Things D +Read More →

Song List Mirror Man Upon The My-O-My Crazy Little Things Full Moon, Hot Sun Sugar Bowl This Is The Day Keep On Rubbing Be Your Dog Sweet Georgia Brown Abba Zaba Peaches Peaches (Encore) Overview From the live broadcast by KUDL-FM from the Cowtown Ballroom., Kansas City on 22nd April 1974. The sound quality is excellent but sadly it is the Tragic Band incarnation so not that much magic. Yes, it’s a pleasant, inoffensive listen but that’s not what most of us want from Beefheart. Already bootlegged as Crazy Little Things and Captain Hook. A two-disc vinyl version was issued with a revamped design in aRead More →

Song List SIDE A 1. Mascara Snake 2. Click Clack Take 1 3. Click Clack Take 2 4. Golden Birdies SIDE B 5. I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby Take 1 6. I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby Take 2 7. Steal Softly Thru The Snow 8. I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby Take 1 Overview Recorded on 12th April 1972 at The Beat Club studios, Bremen for TV broadcast. Only one track was broadcast at the time but now the whole session can be heard. Released on 140g vinyl in a limited edition of 1000. Excellent sound quality. But I’m not entirely convinced this is an essential purchaseRead More →

Song List Side 1 Rollin and Tumblin Well well well, Electricity Neon meat dreams of a octafish Side 2 Kandy Korn Sure enuff yes I do Moody Liz Yer gonna need somebody on your bond Notes From Ozit’s publicity blurb: Deluxe 180 Gram vinyl LP on purple wax with gatefold sleeve. One of the highlights of Captain Beefheart’s 1968 tour of the UK was the concert at Frank Freeman’s Dance Club in Kidderminster. Fortunately legendary DJ John Peel brought his tape recorder and recorded four brilliant numbers from the show which appear on this album along with four other tracks from that era. Pride ofRead More →

Song List Disc 1 Hair Pie (instrumental) Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man I Wanna Find A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene The Smithsonian Institute Blues (or The Big Dig) Best Batch Yet Safe As Milk One Red Rose That I Mean (instrumental) China Pig Disc 2 Sue Egypt (cut) Doctor Dark (cut) Bat Chain Puller My Human Gets Me Blues Sugar ‘N’ Spikes Sheriff Of Hong Kong Kandy Korn Veteran’s Day Poppy Big Eyed Beans From Venus Notes From the sleevenotes: Autumn 1980 through January 1981 captain Beefheart and theRead More →

Song List Bass Solo – Suction Prints Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man I Wanna Find Me A Woman Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty Blue Gene Smithsonian Institute Blues Best Batch Yet Band Intros Safe As Milk One Red Rose Sue Egypt Dr Dark Bat Chain Puller My Human Gets Me Blues Sheriff Of Hong Kong Kandy Korn Suction Prints Big Eyed Beans From Venus Total time: 73.57 Notes From the sleevenotes: This FM recording was taken from The Magic Band’s ‘last ever’ concert at The Golden Bear, on Huntington Beach, California on the 31st January 1981 after a sell-out tour of Europe &Read More →

Song List Volume 1 Side One Tropical Hot Dog Night Nowadays A Woman’s Got To Hit A Man Owed T’Alex Dropout Boogie Side Two Harry Irene Abba Zaba Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles Old Fart At Play Well Ice Rose Moonlight On Vermont Volume 2 Side One Floppy Boot Stomp You Know You’re A Man Bat Chain Puller Side Two My copy is pressed with the same tracks as side 2 of Volume 1! Can anyone confirm if copies are available with the rest of the show on side 2 of Volume 2? Radar Station Overview A French (well, it says ‘Made inRead More →

Song List Disc One 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 Well Ice Rose Disc Two Moonlight On Vermont The Floppy Boot Stomp You Know You’re A Man Bat Chain Puller Apes Ma When I See A Mommy I Feel Like A Mummy Veteran’s Day Poppy Safe As Milk Suction Prints Radar Station Overview Recorded at My Father’s Place, New York on 18th November 1978. Broadcast on WLIR FM 11th December 1978. A 2 CD set of this excellent show. The date given forRead More →

Song List 1. Bat Chain Puller 2. Seam Crooked Sam 3. Harry Irene 4. 81 Poop Hatch 5. Flavor Bud Living 6. Brickbats 7. Floppy Boot Stomp 8. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond 9. Owed T’Alex 10. Odd Jobs 11. 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole 12. Apes-Ma + nine mystery live tracks (on the CD version only) From Ozit publicity drivel New Updated version of the “Dustsucker” album which will be deleted after the current pressing has sold through. Captain Beefheart’s original tapes of the Bat Chain Puller album sent to his friend Roger Eagle in the UK toRead More →

Song List 1. Bat Chain Puller 2. Seam Crooked Sam 3. Harry Irene 4. 81 Poop Hatch 5. Flavor Bud Living 6. Brickbats 7. Floppy Boot Stomp 8. A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond 9. Owed T’Alex 10. Odd Jobs 11. 1010th Day Of The Human Totem Pole 12. Apes-Ma 13. Bat Chain Puller 14. Harry Irene 15. Flavor Bud Living 16. Floppy Boot Stomp 17. Owed T’Alex 18. Well Well Well 19. My Human Gets Me Blues Tracks 1 to 12: the original Bat Chain Puller Tracks 13 – 17: taken from the My Fathers Place 1978 showRead More →