Borin Van Loon’s Beefheart illustration for Sun Zoom Spark Magazine

Borin Van Loon’s Beefheart illustration for Sun Zoom Spark Magazine

Many thanks to Borin for sending this along. It originally appeared in Sun Zoom Spark issue 4. You can visit Borin’s homepage. This image is availableRead More

Dipped Amidst Squirmin’ Serum by Albert Sica

Dipped Amidst Squirmin’ Serum by Albert Sica

She sits in a slip on a busy waterway in North Wildwood, NJ. (same slip since 1989). While I get many compliments on the name, noRead More

Torsk pa fisk by Tom Flackman

Torsk pa fisk by Tom Flackman

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Ah Feel Like Ahcid by Chris Hayes

Well the only time I ever saw Don was at Knebworth around 1974/5 when they used to have those outdoor festivals in the summer. Remember? IRead More

The Hollow Cane Clicked Like Ever After by Tim

I have been a Beefheart fan for about 30 years now and have many stories I could tell about how I feel and about collecting hisRead More

Out, Trout! by Greg Gardner

I must admit – Captain Beefheart’s music is an acquired thang. But once you acquire it – there’s no turning back, as the devout will tellRead More

Bluejeans & Ruined Dreams by John McGuiness

I am writing to you from my home in Colorado around midnight. I have been a longtime Cap’n B fan (since 1972) when I first hadRead More

My Smile Is Stuck by Steve Froy

Why do I like Beefheart? Hmmm……. not easy to answer. Maybe I should start with ‘how’… I think my story will be echoed by other fansRead More

Reagan Is The Back Of A Horse by Robert Cloos

I first got to know about Captain Beefheart through the music of Frank Zappa. I didn’t know what to do with this strange music. The storyRead More

Caution – Liquid Drums… by Voot Zombo

While standing outside the theatre waiting to get in to see Beefheart just after the release of The Spotlight Kid, the road crew was bringing theRead More

Old Fart At Play by Jack Keck

Hi, I’m a civil servant in the greater Detroit area. I am married and have a son who is 13 years old. My first exposure toRead More

“Bong? Oh, Fury!” by Dennis Allen

In 1981, a friend and I were shopping for spirits at a “liquor supermarket” in Lancaster, California by the name of “Liquor Barn” (My friends nameRead More

Homage to the Mirror Man by David Ramsey

Captain Beefheart has definitely functioned as the guru for me. I was always on the lookout for something strange, something different. Not just a different kindRead More

Swampy Beefy Throbbing Goodness by Dominic Schaeffer

Here is my recollection of my first listening to the Spotlight Kid. (the artist- not that particular album! hehehee) In 1973 and at the age ofRead More

A Meeting With The 25th Century Quaker by Danny Houston

There used to be a great club in Glasgow, Scotland called The Maryland, and the owner Willie Cuthbertson (one of the great unacknowledged heroes of ScottishRead More

Love Over Gold by D. Whitney Quinn

I have had the pleasure of seeing Beefheart at least a dozen times between 1972 and 1980, starting with “Clear Spot” line-up. The first time IRead More

The Power Of Big Eyed Beans by Eric

Some of the finer points of this tail may be a little out due to memory loss… but this is the gist of it: It wasRead More

Run Away – Paint! Run Run! by Bob Brown

I discovered Don Van Vliet through a demo album of Frank Zappa’s music. The first album I heard was “Trout Mask Replica,” and I was takenRead More

Beefheart and my parents by Scott McFarland

In 1980, as a 15-year old I had been reading Lester Bangs’ articles about Captain Beefheart in “Musician” magazine (which turned out to be amazingly accurateRead More

Ode to the Captain by Nigel Sutcliffe

you fucked with language like no fucker had done before you turned a three minute noise into a ribcage and tuned the bones to different scalesRead More

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