It took a while for the main music mags to react to Don’s death because of their advanced editorial deadlines. Here are some of them that have produced tributes of significance:
In their ‘Not forgotten’ obituary section Kris Needs (former Zigzag editor) has written a very good piece. It is only one page but it packs a lot in
An eight page spread, ‘A fish out of water’, that has some good points with Mark Ellen looking at his art as well as his music but also disappoints (the David Hepworth piece) by perpetuating a few myths:
Under the headlines of ‘Strictly personal tributes’ and ‘Don the revelator’ The Wire had an interesting mix of articles which featured:
A well illustrated seven page piece entitled ‘Captain Beefheart, American Visionary 1941-2010
For my money this is the best of the bunch. An excellent 10 page illustrated feature with Mike Barnes excelling yet again:
Their tribute was to reprint in full the great Lester Bangs article from 1980 – ‘Captain Beefheart’s far cry’ complete with photos.
If anyone knows of any other decent tributes in music mags please let me know. I’d also be very interested to know if any art journals have carried anything.