The 50 most recent comments from across the Radar Station:

  • 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...
  • on Safe As Milk releasesLooking at Discogs, it seems that maybe 6 people have a copy and 173 want one! Is it worth my selling it? I have no idea as to its value or to how good the pressing is versus the other reissues/remasters
  • on Safe As Milk releasesI remember finding a comment somewhere that 'some had escaped from the factory'. Never seen one for sale anywhere.
  • John Manfredo on Michael TraylorHi Mike! Just stumbled across this website and wanted to let you know I was here. I took drum lessons from you in about 1979 at MV Music in Fresno. You filled in for Freddie Manton while he was out of the country and then I continued with you for...
  • Steve on Terry Tolkin on Bob Krasnow and Don van VlietThanks for the update, Ray, I'd not heard that Terry had passed away. It's a shame he didn't get his memoirs published.
  • Mark on Owed T’ Alex lyricsHowl wolf crow caw leaving you now I'll write you ma
  • Ray on Terry Tolkin on Bob Krasnow and Don van VlietWhat a fascinating read. It seems Terry was in ill health during the recent years, he passed away in January: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZAJKD8PCBH May he Rest In Peace.
  • on Grow Fins on vinyl[…] John French and John Corbett’s notes, rare photographs and a wealth of other information. A special vinyl edition was also released on Table Of The Elements containing 6 LPs, a a poster and a 24 page libretto. This set received a […]
  • ALAIN CHAUVAT on Paul Brown RIPRIP Paul Brown, you did it perfectly.
  • on Interview with Jerry Handleyin case anyone can help - what fuzz box did gerry use on diddy wah diddy?
  • Matt Thomas on Paul Brown RIPPaul was a mentor to me in the collectors field. He taught me the little things and what to look for. I will have fond memories of sending or receiving messages or links at all hours of the night”hey Mate! Look at this what just came up for sale…are you...
  • P.D. on Pulled By Rubber Dolphins: Bat Chain Puller by Mike BarnesI feel like a space traveler who just landed on a planet nearly dead, walking inside huge, vacant gargantuan buildings and museums. The Old Ones have died or are withered remnants of a once-mighty race. I mean, come on, that "We had a server crash" sign at the door has...
  • on Three Drawings by Don from Gary LucasCool! Always great to see Mr Van Vliet's drawings!
  • on Paul Brown RIPAh, that is sad news. So long Bloodshot Rollin’ Red. We only communicated briefly, but I hope I made it clear that SSTS was a big deal for me. Thank ya. Say hey to Gerry for me. Best wishes amigo. Nulsh
  • Philip Cucinella on Paul Brown RIPVery sad news. I'm just seeing this. I only knew Paul as a FB friend. He was very knowledgable about all things Beefheart and more. He may have had the best collection I ever saw on the web. In We Honestly Love.. and Steve's group The Captain Beefheart & The...
  • on Paul Brown RIPAlways valued his posts on the Fire Party. My deepest condolences.
  • Paul Brown on Paul Brown RIPSteve I too echo my sister’s reply, very kind words and lovely to see all the comments & posts from his fellow Beefheart followers on various different forums and the past few days His Son, Paul W x
  • Steve on Paul Brown RIPThanks. I'm glad that you approve. You probably don't remember but we met many years ago ... you were still at junior school!