The 50 most recent comments from across the Radar Station:

  • Patrick Hillard on Green TomNot sure if this has already been answered but you should try the Michael Werner Gallery.
  • Steve on Muffin Man Goes To CollegeIt's the Bongo Fury touring band: Frank Zappa, Don Van Vliet, George Duke, Terry Bozzio, Napoleon Murphy Brock,Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler ... and Denny Walley
  • on Muffin Man Goes To CollegeWho are the musicians on this record, I want to know, is Denny Wally play on this? ( the muffin man goes to college ) Gr. Eric.
  • on 1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills houseI lived closeby at this time on Kelvin Ave. I graduated from Taft HS 1969. I remember this house but had no idea what was going on there.
  • Mark Spencer on Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top lyricsI hear it as... •"my TAR room absorbed every echo", • "I used to fiddle with my back FEED music for a black onyx" (a reference to feedback) •"And THEY called that tobacco juice" •"IN SEAMED knob knees and what-nots"
  • Me on Lewis Taylor – Trout Mask RebornMan I wanna get this
  • Richard Cronk on Review: Captain Beefheart – Rarest Previously Unreleased VinylAmen! 3 months ago in a distant shop I was steered to a $32 LP in 180 gs. "The rarest" and would go well with my fairly complete Beefheart library. I was home before I saw it was a "boot" and not authorized and I would never buy that! That...
  • Steve on Trout’s 50th at the Bluecoat GalleryThat piece on the Coventry Uni. site seems to be full of content but not much detail. However, if you download the PDF (see link at top right) it does includes an additional piece of information that the venue will be Cunard Building and Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool 2019-2020
  • Ray Suttle on Trout’s 50th at the Bluecoat GalleryCan anyone review this event as I couldn't make it. According to Coventry University this build is quite a big deal https://pureportal.coventry.ac.uk/en/publications/trout-mask-house-beefheart-and-the-magic-band When/where is it going to be ? Elaine Shepard has unseen footage of the house ! Has anyone seen it ?
  • Hans Altena on Bat Chain Puller on vinylI got a vinyl copy of this with another sleeve, looking like a bootleg should, with just stamped titles on cardboard coloured sturdy paper. If Gail is holding back on this, just like she is refusing to offer us 200 Motels, I won't feel guilty. It is a pretty good...
  • on Click Clack lyricsWhat a song and what a lyrics. I loved it
  • Bruno Ghezzi on Why this awful sounding album is a masterpieceThank you Radar Station!!! I remember Graham some 30 years ago(???) & you're still a magnificent mouthpiece for the Captain. Still a fan, still fast n bulbous...
  • SLy on Distant Cousin of The Magic Bandthank you Cheeba. I've been looking for any kind of info about this so much underrated organist. you made my day
  • Steve on Don Vliet and Agostinho Rodrigues by Steve FroyHi Ann, I have emailed you. Please check your inbox. steve@beefheart.com
  • Steve on Lick My Decals Off, Baby lyricsYeah, I'm pretty certain. As a long time Beefheart fan/collector I haven't come across such a video. The MOMA video may have a slightly different length but it is the promo film.
  • Ann F Hallman on Don Vliet and Agostinho Rodrigues by Steve FroyI met Mr. Rodrigues early spring of 1964. He was staying at our home in Old Westbury, Long Island, with my paternal grandmother( she was divorced & widowed) who was his girlfriend. I have some photos of him sitting on the patio with my sister & me, teaching us clay...
  • Patrick Flaherty on Grow Fins: Rarities 1965-1982 discographyThis is much better than the "polished' final versions on the released recordings. It sounds more like Howlin' Wolf played by a teen garage band. I'm not sure why they tarted up the final version; maybe to make it less sharp around the rusted edges? Much better with the dangerous...
  • CARLA_ on Lick My Decals Off, Baby lyricsAre you sure? Lot's of sources say there is also a music video for the song. I found this, but has no video, it's length is not the same as the commercial either: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/107930?artist_id=32427
  • Daniel on Man With The Woman Head lyricsSo very cool. Spoken word performance is awesome when done right. Funny thing is, this is as good or better than anything ever done by the likes of Ginsburg or Kerouac.
  • Steve on Trout’s 50th at the Bluecoat GalleryYes, you're right. He's 'proposing' to build one.
  • Rupert Cocking on Trout’s 50th at the Bluecoat GalleryDon't want to appear pedantic but I understand Tyman will only be 'talking' about building a model of the house not actually building it!
  • Steve on Lick My Decals Off, Baby lyricsThere isn't a video for the album as such. There is however a promo film for it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRlmTzDyw7s
  • Carla_ on Lick My Decals Off, Baby lyricsAccording to wikipedia there's a music video for this music but I can find it. Anyone knows more about it or where to find it?
  • Graham on Beatle Bones ‘n’ Smokin’ Stones lyricsNot so fast! John French stated that it was "Strawberry feels forever" rather than the more expected "fields" as a very DVV play on words - twisting the Beatles lyric into a bizarre aphorism along the lines of "an elephant never forgets". I love this subtle twist. "Strawberry feels forever"...
  • Graham on Sweet Sweet Bulbs lyricsWho knows, you could well be right, but my lyric sheet in the TMR CD says "latest garden".
  • Graham on The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole – song notesThanks for pointing that out – an embarrassing typo which might have been online for 20 years! Now corrected.
  • Steve on Bat Chain Puller discographyThat site has been set up by the Zappa Family.
  • GoodBoyNamedMojojojo on The Host the Ghost the Most Holy-O lyricsi hear "beautied" //imbued with beauty
  • Ross Young on If the hat fits….bid for it.Hi Ed, any chance your father is looking to sell the hat?? Would love to have on proper display
  • on Green TomAre Captain Beefheart paintings or prints such as this one - cover of the Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) album - available for sale?