The 50 most recent comments from across the Radar Station:

  • Opher Goodwin on Review: Jeff Cotton – The Fantasy of RealityFabulous. My copy is on order! Can't wait to hear it!!
  • Charles Mann on The end of the ReunionYOU DA MAN JOHN FRENCH! The reality is music and business don't mix well. Talentless clowns make fortunes and gifted artists can't make enough to survive. The rules of the Real World are cruel and relentless.
  • Ian Greig on Ashtray Heart lyricsI feel like a glass shrimp mistaken for a sacrament chaperone.....is how i've always remombered the line. Im wrong but and sorry to be wrong.
  • Gerardo Grajeda on Yellow Brick Road lyricsThis Radar Station appears as a great platform to search and research much of what I find interesting to achieve from an artist and artists around Captain Beefheart.
  • Bob on Live At Knebworth Park – Saturday 5th July 1975That’s not correct Jim Milne Steve Clayton and John Brierley of Ztractor are decent honourable people. Ozit is owned by Chris Hewitt who was Tractor’s manager and a nasty piece of work. He even tried to screw Tractor over as well and John Brierley had to take him to court....
  • punkser on 1968.01.27 Cannes BeachApparently, on the same day, Beefheart & Co jammed with Paul McCartney and Penny Nichols in the Martinez hotel nightclub.
  • Frank Wright on Winged Eel FingerlingI need to contact Eliot ingebar, any ideas please?
  • on 1969 Captain Beefheart’s wedding by Mike BugbeeI'm somewhat surprised they had to rely on an almost stranger to ferry them to a marry occasion on a moment's notice. Did he ever say "thanks"? Also somewhat disappointed by Don's rudeness. Seems marrying as Zappa hinted , might not be for the "drop outs"? Might be Don decided...
  • on Safe As Milk sleeve notes from the Repertoire releaseAHOY! I am trying to track down two pictures on the inner sleeve (I THINK) of SAFE AS MILK. Headshots: One is Tom Donahue (big, bearded) and the other is Bobby Dale (bald, glasses). They are two wonderful DJs, I 've been compiling oral histories about, for a book on...
  • David Upham on Live At Knebworth Park – Saturday 5th July 1975"Aren't there any beatniks in the house?" Those missing three tracks are on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1Q26muTNULj17jh7QCj2GO?si=feef671e71264ee2
  • Pete Jones on The Host the Ghost the Most Holy-O lyricsI think its "and still, the blackbirds BE THEY lyrics clean." This fits with the context of the song, which is basically: 1. This world sucks, hard. 2. For some reason, we choose to jump into it, with all your earthly burdens weighing us down. 3. But really, even though...
  • Pete Jones on The Host the Ghost the Most Holy-O lyricsI think he clearly says "last PEAK in clarity's chain." The reference is to the "truth mountain." So, Truth is the the last mountain peak in the mountain chain (of clarity). Perhaps meaning that Truth is what you get at the end of a long series of mountains/obstacles on your...
  • Steve on Metal Man Has Hornet’s WingsI'm sure you'll find a version on Youtube. I'd not heard of a Rod Stewart / Zappa collaboration! Maybe someone else can offer details on that one!
  • Peter Kent Williams on Metal Man Has Hornet’s WingsI had this on cassette a long time ago, recorded by a now forgotten friend. "Lightning" stuck in my head. Also on the cassette was a session of Rod Stewart with Zappa.... I guess I'll never hear Metal Man again nor know anymore about the Stewart session.
  • ed on Further Than We’ve Gone lyricsthanks, old captain!
  • on Don talks to Bono, introduced by Anton CorbijnWonder if Bone ever wondered if "god"actually might be a "she".....
  • beep on Paul Brown RIPRIP, Paul! Sorry to read. I, too, of course had some of those fabulous e-mail convo's with the man and his humor and enthusiasm leapt out at every word.
  • Cay Crane Mitchell on Richard HepnerHad his brother Tom talked with Rich? You might let Glenna know
  • Cay Crane Mitchell on Richard HepnerYes Ian sorry it is true. Another musician by the name of Gary Stephens that lives in washington state was very close with Rich. He got a call from Riches wife that he had passed away. He had been in very poor health for quite some time. I believe he...
  • Steve on Safe As Milk releasesI can't really offer advice about selling it, that's your call. I think the sound quality is okay but nothing special so I can't see it selling for mega-money!
  • Steve on Richard HepnerSad to hear this. Are you sure it's true? I've had contact with his brother Tom since then and he didn't mention it!
  • Steve on 1958 Graduation photoHi Rob, the earliest concert we are aware of was in February 1965
  • Cay Crane Mitchell on Richard HepnerI have a friend Tom Green who played with Rich in Wichita Kansas. He called to let me know that Rich passed away Nov 16th 2019. He was married to women in Canada. So sorry for the sad news we’re any of you related to the Curry’s in Napa. The...
  • on 1958 Graduation photoCould you tell me what was the first public appearance of CB + MB? Could it have been in 1965 already or did they take off in '66?
  • Mark Burgess on 1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills houseWilliam, I lived on Ybarra road, right off Topanga but I was only 8.
  • on Grow Fins: Rarities 1965-1982 discography[…] Mr. French wrote extensively about his experiences in the Magic Band in the liner notes to the Grow Fins box set, which served as a jumping-off point for this […]
  • Heinz Lauer on Clear Spot cartoon by NulshI'm quite a fan of this Genius in text and music.
  • Nick Haines on Clear Spot review by Robert PalmerTrout Mask Replica was my introduction to Beefheart. Perhaps he and I set the bar too high for my teenage ears! At the time I thought it was the worst album I had ever endured. I saw if defended by people smarter than I. Apparently, if I didn't love it...
  • Ray on Terry Tolkin on Bob Krasnow and Don van VlietIndeed, Steve. He was an excellent storyteller - I urge everybody to check some of the posts on his facebook page where he had shared various fascinating encounters, he lived quite the live imo - and he was among the very few people who got to meet Don in his...
  • Michael H on The Host the Ghost the Most Holy-O lyricsCorrections, referencing the lyric sheet that comes with the album: "the sea of Satan’s red rolling water" X Should be "the sea of Satan’s red rolling hatred water" and, "and clung to the vine that choked Mary’s only Son" X should be "and clung the vine that choked Mary’s only...