The 50 most recent comments from across the Radar Station:

  • Mike on Zappa vs. Beefheart: What Were They Really Like? by Art TrippThis was an incredible, informative read, answered lots of questions and taught me lots of stuff I didn't know. Sounds like it was an incredible time.....although it makes me angry how such a gifted musician(s) would get taken advantage of, money-wise. Art Tripp was such an essential part of those...
  • Steve on New Victoria Theatre, London reviewI met the band as they were leaving after the show and they all signed a Clear Spot cover I had ripped off the wall. I have it framed on my wall at home to this very day.
  • Steve on John French @ Threadgills 2017: ReviewYou did a great job with the band, Bill. A special event, wish I'd been there
  • bill on Trout Mask PodcastThis podcast is fantastic.
  • bill on John French @ Threadgills 2017: ReviewWow, I just finally saw this review. How nice. I put that band together for John from, recruiting from among my vast network of talented musician friends. The four of us--the core band--started learning the songs and practicing together 3 or 4 months before the show. I was sweating it...
  • Colin Lawless on Bob Krasnow RIPRecent vlogs by ex-Mafia member, Michael Franchese, of the Columbo crime family, makes the claim that his father, Sonny Franchese, also of that family, had a major stake in Buddha/Kama Sutra records. It was virtually all 'mob owned'. No wonder band members saw very little money.
  • Steve on Trout Mask PodcastVery nice!
  • Kim Crawford on Trout Mask PodcastRead your old post on Agostinho Rodrigues. I have a Buddha head bust signed by him dated 1953. My parents bought it in Miami in the ‘50’s. Cool!
  • Kris on Man With The Woman Head lyricsEFFETE brown wrinkles above straw loafers.
  • Heath Chappell on Trout Mask PodcastThank you!
  • Robert on Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar PlayingYour guitar is a rod, and you need to practice in front of a bush. Got it.
  • 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.