The 50 most recent comments from across the Radar Station:

  • Steve on Dropout Boogie lyricsI think the 'adapter' idea was mooted by someone as one of those verbal puns that Donalways liked to use and it seemed a good idea! But going back to the lyrics as written by Herb Bermann it is just 'adapt her'. I've now added them to this page for...
  • Donald on The Host the Ghost the Most Holy-O lyricsI disagree about "God in vain to slaughter". The lyrics as originally put here make more sense. He is referring to Jesus (Mary's only son). Saying he went to slaughter "in vain" could be considered heretical, but Beefheart wasn't a Chrisitian. The word "to" is elided, but just audible.
  • Greg on 1969 Captain Beefheart’s wedding by Mike BugbeeHey Chuck - You mention Ornette Coleman meeting up with Don. Did Don ever mention any other free jazz musicians? Does anyone else here know if John ever considered using Ornette or any other free jazz musician on any of his tracks or did he jam with any of them?...
  • Nick Barnett on Dropout Boogie lyricsA better job than many; well done Steve, Bob, Melissa, Pete, Geoff and David. But "Adapt her, adapter" why?? I can hear no difference. You could just as easily argue for "Adapter, adapt her", or even "Adapt her adapter"! Since there are already two females in the lyrics, "bring her...
  • Steve on Gary Marker on Strictly PersonalRichard Perry was the hot shot new producer for Buddah and he was being given the work. Safe As Milk would have benefitted from a rawer sound to it but Perry gave it almost a 'bubblegum' style production. As you say, it was a missed opportunity.
  • bruce kelso on Gary Marker on Strictly Personalit was a HUGE missed opportunity that gary was not to produce them. his safe as milk 3 demos are superior to the final outings. he had a straight forward no nonsense way. why wasn't he considered ?
  • Steve on Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar PlayingI think you're taking it a bit too seriously my friend.
  • Steve on Strictly Personal releasesHi, yes, most of his albums were released on eight track. I have info on them but haven't got around to adding it to the site. One day soon ...
  • Record Maven on Strictly Personal releasesYes it was released on 8 track. Just added pic and info to Discogs...
  • John Watt on Ah Feel Like Ahcid by Chris HayesI was at Knebworth and witnessed the. Performance I was a Beefheart fan and still am but it was hard going maybe too much on the blotting paper.
  • Irwin on Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar PlayingThis is total bullshit, just tryin to find an excuse for suckin on guitar. You gotta know the elements to break em. Blah blah pseudomystic shite
  • Bruce Mayo on Untitled No. 14One of my favorites by far.
  • Ron on Orange Claw Hammer with Frank ZappaI couldn't agree more!!! The best!!
  • on Add some Beefheart to your dayDweezil Zappa dedicated the song "Willie the Pimp" to Beefheart at the "Zappa Plays Zappa" show at the Beacon Theater in New York City on the day of his death, while Jeff Bridges exclaimed "Rest in peace, Captain Beefheart!" at the conclusion of the December 18, 2010 episode of NBC's...
  • Irena Halder on Cross Poked a Shadow of a Crow #1I found my way here because I’m a John Frusciante fan - he is an American guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame. Scarlet Page, daughter of Jimmy, took a brilliant photo of JF standing in front of Cross Poked Shadow of a Crow #1. I’m assuming JF owns the...
  • Glenna Hepner on Richard HepnerI’m Richard’s sister Glenna Hepner. Are u one of Rhea or Ronnie’s children? I still live in Napa Cal. He’s lived with me a couple of times but I haven’t been able to get a hold of him for years. He always talked about his sisters. Anytime we tried to...
  • Peter Cohen/ AKA: low hawk on Untitled poem (from the back sleeve of Lick My Decals Off Baby) by Don Van VlietI went looking for my Lick my decals off baby jacket, writing down the bones, first thought, best thought, the energy of emptiness, the Beat Generation’s teaching, red, blue green clocks, And this first hit in my human heart. Thank you Captain Beefheart.
  • Steve on Richard HepnerHi Glenna, sorry but we've had no contact with Rich. I did have Tom contact me a few years ago and earlier this year he posted on Facebook but I've not been able to contact him either now. Regards, Steve
  • Glenna Hepner on Richard HepnerLooking for Richard Hepner. I am his sister Glenna and I still live in Napa. In the late 80’s and 90’s he lived at my home in the Coombsville area. We lost touch for years and I would like to find him again.
  • Anna Nordström on Stagecoach to HellDear Mr/Mrs, Is this painting for sale? Best regards Anna
  • Steve on Stand Up To Be Discontinued. Die Malerei von Don van Vliet / The Art of Don van VlietHi All, I am looking to replace my lost original copy of this wonderful book. Any edition considered if anyone should have a spare or want to part with one. Cheers, Steve
  • on The sound of Safe As MilkAnd "long lost mono mix" is fake news is it not?
  • on The sound of Safe As MilkFold-downs are a complete waste of space, can't believe Sundazed would do that! Why not just find a cherry copy of the OG red label and transfer that? Two or three hundred U.S. should suffice!
  • Steve on They also played…I don't think so. One review from 1999 refers to him as 'a young man' so i think this one is the wrong age.
  • Steve on “No Instruction Sheet”: Trout Mask Replica’s Unfathomable Origin StoryLook like the site is changing the location of the file. I have amended the link to go direct to their search page instead. Bit of a faff but worth it!!
  • on “No Instruction Sheet”: Trout Mask Replica’s Unfathomable Origin StoryArticle now seems to have been removed - or more moved elsewhere?
  • wb blok on They also played…WHERE HAS THE WONDERFUL DEAN SMITH GONE TO?? IS THIS HIM ?http://www.sonicbids.com/deansmith
  • on Click Clack lyricsIn love with this. Great song and lyrics.
  • Nick Palermo on Art Tripp is Ed Marimba is Ted CactusTurned on to your wonderful site by the Art Tripp interview with Samuel Andreyev.