|Friday, December 30, 2005 6:23 PM
For the first time I heard about Captain Beefheart in 1970. A friend showed me the album “Mirror Man”. I never heard such a stuff before – and after. My favourite is “Tarotplane”. This is one of my favourite songs.
|Wednesday, December 28, 2005 11:28 AM
An old fan. Just discovered this site: Wonderful!!
|Friday, December 23, 2005 1:36 PM
hi. Nice Site. Greetings from Germany.
|Thursday, December 22, 2005 1:51 PM
Hi Don loads of love Tom
|From:||new Gomorrah Province|
|Monday, December 12, 2005 1:20 AM
It don’t get any better than TMR
|Tuesday, November 15, 2005 4:13 PM
I’ve been a Beefheart fan since 1967 when I heard Safe as Milk. Very pleased to see your site and will keep you in my bookmarks. All the Best. Bob
|From:||CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA|
|Monday, November 14, 2005 11:48 PM
much influence on me in many ways. in conversation after an 80’s zappa with c.b. show, he was most interested in the behavior of the catfish on the bottom of the kanawha river sliding by just outside the arena. taught me something about fishing for ideas.
|Friday, November 11, 2005 4:49 AM
Who played the lead picking style guitar on big eyed beans? Its way cool.
|Tuesday, November 01, 2005 10:20 AM
back of the singabus
|From:||Los Angeles CA|
|Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:24 PM
I spoke with Captain Beefheart after his concert at The Guthrie Theater with opening act by Ry Cooder’s band, Trout Mask Replica era. He was in a happy mood, standing on the stage talking to those of us who came to chat. I asked if Frank Zappa was “the man who starved him” (a line from an interview which had just appeared in, I think, Rolling Stone). He said, “Yup.” He also said the P.A. was not very good, although I had not at all been upset with the mix from where I sat in the audience. I remember telling him that the concert was great. Fast forward to 1973 in England, at Oxford Polytechnic. A bluesier and really fun concert, where he had Rockette Morton give him “a ride” across stage. Prior to the show I had been roundly criticized by a local in the audience because I praised Zappa’s production job on Trout Mask Replica. My antagonist thought it was abysmal production. Finally, I was at a concert post- Doc at the Radar Station in Minneapolis (Nibs?) where some jerk yelled “Beefheart, you’ re a has-been.” Don stopped the tune midway and yelled out “Who said that, WHO SAID THAT?” He glared straight at ME, and I tried to indicate it was not I who had said it. He defended himself and the concert proceeded. A most sad occurence, later written about in a song by a local band. Thanks for your site.
|From:||Karlstad, Sweden (former Uppsala and Sto|
|Monday, October 24, 2005 3:00 AM
Thank you so very much for your music, Captain Beefheart! I bought “Trout Mask Replica” very long ago.. It’s still one of my favorite albums.. Oh Captian, my Captain.. Send my regards to Jan
|Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:52 PM
The music of Captain Beefheart means so much to me!! When I first heard Trout Mask Replica I felt so alive!!I’m not sure how people can not like Beefheart, one of the most talented bands ever!!
|Sunday, October 16, 2005 12:49 AM
tell don im ready to do the next phase of trout mask ive broke the secret code that the knocked up nuns had on it
|From:||Lockportable, New York|
|Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:54 PM
To the Beefheart affeciandos…safe as milk in your papa’s drawer….keep the excellent work on this website up…digit. Hail Argon, Free Freon
|Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:13 PM
|Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:33 AM
|Friday, September 09, 2005 12:45 AM
I am happy to see continued interest in the Captain. He is a genius. I am very lucky to have a poster autographed by Don Van Vliet and the entire Magic Band from 1980. It is one of my most prized possesions. Great Web Site. Thank You.
|Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:36 PM
The Captain is a nut, but a brilliant, shining nut!
|Name:||Gerard van Reenen|
|Saturday, September 03, 2005 6:27 PM
Beefheart Zappa are the best
|Sunday, August 28, 2005 11:59 PM
Hello just wanna say I am a musician from england and I have been massivley influenced by captain beefhearts music, love his clarinet playing, he’s a natural virtuoso. It’s a shame he ever gave up recording music, hope he’s well! The world needs more unique music, live long and prosper mr beefheart. I’d love to hear him sing one last time.
|Sunday, August 28, 2005 8:46 AM
Great site, with a mass of information and many mysteries solved: especially Bermann.
|Monday, August 22, 2005 12:07 AM
Excellent music! Just found out that you played this good original music and the thing you said about selling your music, that was indeed nice. Well I believe one day that we actually gonna live in a world like that, what I meent with that was that we are all going to live in a world filled with joy, happiness and Love.
|From:||Seattle, Wa, Usa, Earth|
|Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:22 AM
|Saturday, August 06, 2005 11:39 AM
I am first and a foremost a Sparks fan. Much like Sparks, Captain Beefhearts’ output is idiosyncratic, diverse and seems to defy classification. Beefheart has a loyal, devoted cult following – again just like Sparks. Ron & Russell Mael of Sparks rule, but Dan Van Vliet has a big place in my heart too.
|Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:02 PM
Been a fan for years – took 15year old guitar playing son to see The Magic Band at Stoke last Sunday. AWESOME ! Son totally amazed, even more so after brief chat with John “Drumbo” French. An absolute gentleman and killer drummer who’s lovely attitude to the music and the fans has won my son over.
|Name:||Dennis R. Ling|
|From:||Thousand Oaks, California|
|Saturday, June 18, 2005 8:35 PM
This is for Don, “Don, It’s been a long time my friend. Hope all is well with you. Go to this site and check it out www.theantelopes.com. If you would like an invite to the site let em know and I will send you one, just need your email address.
|Friday, June 17, 2005 10:56 PM
the bbc docu… on beefheart is the greates hour i ever seen . seek it out i can burn it fot you
|Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:54 PM
I saw Captain Beefheart perform at Bowling Green University in Ohio in..maybe…1972. They were a warmup band for Jethro Tull during Tull’s Thick As A Brick tour and Tull was boring and dull in comparison. I’ve never forgotten that performance and I still have Beefheart’s old Vinyl LPs for keepsakes. Blessed Be!
|Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:13 PM
First time at this site. Well done. Also want to brag that I have a poster of the Captain and M.B. from 1980 AUTOGRAPHED BY ALL !!!!!
|Monday, June 13, 2005 12:50 AM
sweeping & sweeping
|Tuesday, June 07, 2005 11:19 AM
Just seen Magic Band here – what a treat! Respectful acknowledgements to the Captain, John Peel et al were made. The gig was timeless, thanks for waking up this small English town for a night boys.
|Saturday, May 28, 2005 10:31 AM
The Magic Band in Stourbridge on Tuesday evening was amazing, well it was once the sound engineer got the vocal loud enough but the drums were too loud all night….what is it with sound engineers…listen to the music.
|Name:||Mads Kristian Juul Schmidt|
|Thursday, May 19, 2005 9:29 PM
Hey dudes and dudesses. I´m just writing to say that Trout Mask Replica, in my mind is one of the best albums of all time. There is no greater rock ´n´ roll than Moonlight On Vermont.
|Wednesday, April 20, 2005 8:59 AM
I met Beefheart at a press conference for “Ice Cream for Crow”…at Warner Bros Records, LA – he signed a baseball for me and let me use his small tape recorder (mine was squeeking) Most of the question and answer business was conducted in darkness…he’s a good fella I used to have the cassettes from that afternoon, but lost them
|Friday, April 08, 2005 5:34 PM
wow…great site for greater artist !!!
|Monday, April 04, 2005 11:25 AM
Great site. I like your music, and my son too, particularly Safe As Milk. It makes him laugh and dance (he’s 3 years old).. Thank you.
|Name:||Lee Lagerwal 2005 (march 2002 onwards)|
|From:||Rotterdam, NL, Europe|
|Monday, April 04, 2005 7:46 AM
“LICK MY DECALLS OFF BABY!” where are we? who are we? where is he? where is that bastard?
|Monday, March 07, 2005 11:42 PM
Well… I just heard Beefheart for the first time today… I heard Tropical Hotdog Night… And you know what? It blew my fuckin’ mind. Awesome stuff, and I plan on looking more into this music.
|Monday, March 07, 2005 2:47 AM
Poetry and blues!
|From:||Cambridge, New Zealand|
|Saturday, February 26, 2005 5:58 AM
I’m overdue here. Magnetic man earned his wings about 22 years ago.
|Tuesday, January 18, 2005 2:01 PM
So I’m playing Trout Mask, and my five-year-old puts hands over both ears, saying “dad, turn that off! It sounds like a spider started singing!”
|Tuesday, January 04, 2005 7:51 PM
I love your album “Safe As Milk” since many, many years!