The 50 most recent comments from across the Radar Station:

  • Chris J. on The Quietus article – Doc At the Radar Station RevisitedDon't agree with any of that, I bought it because I'm smitten, but it's contrived and "mostly artificial" to quote. I'm besotted with DVV but I hardly ever play this one.
  • Alice Dee on Trust Us lyricsDon is good. Yes.
  • on Trout Mask Replica releasesThird Man also released a black vinyl pressing on Record Store Day, 2019. The 2018 release had wonderful graphics and add-ons but the trout-colored vinyl was so noisy that my amp would shut itself off to protect my speakers from the pops and spikes. The 2019 black vinyl was as...
  • James Zents on The Blimp (mousetrapreplica) lyricsAbsolutely. Shadrach, Meshach,..
  • Frankie on Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar PlayingCalm down dude...jeeze...
  • rachael tyrell on Zappa vs. Beefheart: What Were They Really Like? by Art TrippI saw The good Captain and the Magic Band in the early 80's at Guildford Civic Hall UK. The only other time I saw a band there was in 1973 when I saw Faust. The story culminates over 30 years later, but more of that in bit. This was for...
  • Steve on Steal Softly Thru Snow: issue by issueI remember talking to you about this many many years ago ...
  • on Trout Mask Replica discographyDoesn't matter if they are stoned , I don't want to know there moods when they made she brings me white jam and I don't know where I am There's a big pain in your window it's been how I have felt the last 60 years listening and in my...
  • on Trap Set interview with John FrenchTrying to think of how to explain a emotions or feelings you can't explain how a sounds feel what autumn child uplifts your emotional state , WHY I keep talking about how Kandy Korn son of mirror man trust us they all are a emotional that nobody can tell you...
  • on Gary Lucas on Clear SpotWhen finding out what it takes to put a certain sound or person it took to make a piece in a song it was so complex but it is a simple sound but it has to have a mental zone to put it all together it's a emotional support
  • on Trap Set interview with John FrenchI'm so happy looking threw all the things I didn't know about Don and group and everything to do with it , I've been a Beefheart fan 60s I'm always going to feel this , I don't know what to call it the zone
  • on Steal Softly Thru Snow: issue by issueThanks for putting these up, Steve. I know how much work it is, after starting to do it myself all those years ago. I have all of Gerry's issues, but Paul wouldn't send his to me. So I'll try to find time to catch up with those. A different world!...
  • on The Zodiac, Oxford 6th June 2005 by Andy SwappBlimey Charlie! Only just checked this out and saw you had dropped by. So good to hear. I was only thinking about you the other day. Seriously! Drop by my little blog and let's catch up I am not sure whether its cool to drop an email address here but...
  • Ronnie Childs on Doctor Dark DecodedThank you, sir. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this. I've been a massive Beefheart fan since 1970, and at various times Decals has been my favorite record and I know it well (from a non-musician viewpoint). I met the Captain in the early 70's and grilled him...
  • Steve on Hot Dog NightI presume there are only 500. I have a similar bright green sticker, mine is numbered 172/500. I really should scan them and include on here.
  • Steve on Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, Nov 1, 1980Yes. We have listed the Amsterdam 80 CD under 'Official' releases as it comes direct from the radio station who recorded it and therefore own the rights. I appreciate this is open to debate.
  • Ian Thomas on Doctor Dark DecodedGreat work, thank you!
  • on Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, Nov 1, 1980Inspecting track list I notice that the poem One Man Sentence and the song Flavor Bud Living are omitted on the MLPCD.Couldn't all fit on cd format I guess.
  • on Live Paradiso, Amsterdam, Nov 1, 1980There is a cd version MLP12CD on the MLP label called Amsterdam '80.Carries the logo of VARA(dutch broadcaster) and Beeld en geluid (Hilversum archival museum for image and sound).Also states c. 2006 Major League Productions.Sound quality straight from the the 24 channel recording,audience mostly edited out.Other recording show more of...
  • on Hot Dog NightI suppose that only 500 were made of the album version I own.My copies have a bright green sticker on them reading Don Van Vliet Paris 1980 111/500 and Don Van Vliet Dury Lane 1974 111/500.Nice site hope this info is helpful.
  • Steve on Eazy TeethSorry, not that I'm aware of. Prints of any of Don's work are few and far between
  • Michael LaCroix on Doctor Dark DecodedWell done, amazing work!
  • James Woodside on Eazy TeethAre prints of this sketch available anywhere?
  • on Why this awful sounding album is a masterpieceWow. I am not alone. I'm coming back here for a daily fix - thank you, guys.
  • Ian Jones on Upon the My-O-My lyricsThe beauty of Don Van Vliet is that he skips any interference. The man was a pure copper lightning conductor bringing the hidden worlds to our eyes and ears . I would like to buy one of his paintings if I had the money.
  • Ant on Is new PM a Beefheart fan?That's just being argumentative to the point of arseholishness. And the guy calls himself a Beefheart fan?!?! "It's ALL about sex", as Beefheart was alleged to have commented on his lyrics to a young and naive John French....and I've never had a decent pint of Guinness in his pubs, so...
  • Ant on Big Eyed Beans From Venus cartoonGood 'ol Steve Bisette! One of the nicest American (I'm a Limey) cartoonists I've ever had the plesure of meeting! He co-created John Constantine with Alan Moore (or was it John Totleben?! Never mind). Rick Veitch was no damn slouch at the drawing board, either...
  • Ant on The Pulse Beefheart cartoonHa! Two legends collide! For non-comix fans, Justin Green's "Binky Brown Meets The Holy Virgin Mary" basically kickstarted the "tortured autobiographical cartoonist" genre, more importantly it was the first comic book which DEALT with the subject of Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, before it was even diagnosed by the DSM (do I have...
  • Ant on Art Tripp writes about DonHow amazing would that be?!?! I think he'd be pissed off about my four BCP bootlegs....and my attendance of The Magic Band gigs circa 2004/'05....:(
  • on Zappa vs. Beefheart: What Were They Really Like? by Art TrippOh Art...how I lived reading this beautiful piece about two of my favorite men of all time. You brought them back to life for a moment, in my mind...especially since I met them together, at the Carolina Pines Coffee Shop, in the middle of the night, and road with them...