Lick My Vespa Off Baby! by Paul Stevenson

I was a sixteen year old Gong freak – an affliction I still bear now – days would go by as I would entertain my friendsRead More

Up Me ‘N Up The Canyon by Richard Rainey

I went to school in England in ‘67-‘68, and discovered the John Peel show on the BBC on Sunday afternoons. I figured I had pretty goodRead More

Waiting at the bar by Tom Ellis

I have been listening since Safe As Milk, and fondly remember my days in the sixties when I worked quite hard to become comfortable with aRead More

A Tribe Of Troglodytes by Joe Henderson

I was interested in something I saw in one of the links from this site–a photo from one John Petraitus taken of a Zappa/Beefheart concert inRead More

An Original Canter’s Deli-Wrapper Van Vliet by Bruce Kirschbaum

The only time I remember Beefheart having played L.A. was, (I believe), in late 1979 or early 1980 at a gig at the Whiskey. Naturally, IRead More

Through The Loophole by Charles Gee

In 1972 I lived in Manchester. Not that far from Bickershaw, so when the festival arrived a group of us decided we would be fools notRead More

Paramount Thetre, Portland, Oregon, 1971 by Melvin N. deSnoids, March 2002

The first time I saw Captain Beefheart was in 1970 [1971 – Graham] at the Paramount Theatre in Portland, Oregon, shortly after the Lick My Decals,Read More

Back To TMR 1998 by Eugenio Borghi

Back To TMR 1998 by Eugenio Borghi

Many thanks to Eugenio for this second splendid painting paying tribute to the Magic Band:

Beef Eye Heart 1993 by Eugenio Borghi

Beef Eye Heart 1993 by Eugenio Borghi

This was the first visual contribution I received for the site, and it’s fantastic. It’s a painting by Eugenio Borghi, dedicated to Don Van Vliet. ManyRead More

The Puffin Face Replica Sessions by Bulbous Boy Slim

I’m very pleased to present an excellent musical tribute to the Captain by Bulbous Boy Slim aka Andy Throat. These two tunes were constructed solely fromRead More

A Trip To The Trout House by Angel LaCanfora

A Trip To The Trout House by Angel LaCanfora

Many thanks indeed to Angel for sending along these splendid pictures and story of her and husband Chris’ visit to Woodland Hills to see the houseRead More

This train with grey tubes

This train with grey tubes

A marvellous animation to accompany the song Bat Chain Puller has appeared on YouTube. It’s been created by Geritsel about whom I know nothing. Thanks toRead More

My skin’s blazing through

My skin’s blazing through

I had a message from Claire from Brooklyn: A few months ago I was getting tattooed by Myles Karr at Three Kings Tattoo in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.Read More

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