Magnetic Draw – The Magic Band Live in Concert DVD

This electrifying film is a front row ticket to the powerful avant garde blues sound of The Magic Band as they perform the music of Captain Beefheart live in concert. (Blurb on DVD cover)


Song List

First Set

  1. Clear Spot
  2. Abba Zaba
  3. Bass Solo
  4. When It Blows Its Stacks
  5. Golden Birdies
  6. Hot Head
  7. Nowadays A Woman’s Got To Hit A Man
  8. Ella Guru
  9. Pachuco Cadaver
  10. Kandy Korn

Second Set

  1. On Tomorrow
  2. Suction Prints
  3. Hair Pie Bake 1
  4. Steal Softly Thru Snow
  5. Grown So Ugly
  6. Owed T’Alex
  7. Mirror Man
  8. Sugar ‘N’ Spikes
  9. Big Eyed Beans From Venus
  10. Circumstances
  11. Electricity



Recorded live at the Engine Shed, Lincoln on 23 May 2014.

Also includes a bonus documentary The Magic Band in Their Own Words featuring all new interviews with John French, Mark Boston, Denny Walley, Eric Klerks and Andy Niven.


Radar Station overview

With one gig already filmed (the Under the Bridge show from 2013) but not close to a release Stewart McGregor offered to record, film and edit the Lincoln concert along with interviews with the long term goal of also releasing it commercially. So now the band had two potential DVD products … and at one point with little chance of making them available! As we now know John French set up two Indiegogo projects to fund their release. And despite running concurrently was able to finance both of them.

So here we are with this one Magnetic Draw ( a two disc set) and the other DVD, Singing Through You.

The main Lincoln concert footage is interspersed with edits from the band interviews which may be an acquired taste for some viewers. It is however well filmed and the band are on fine form. With ten different songs (including rare outings for Clear SpotEllaguru and Grown So Ugly) plus the interviews Magnetic Draw it well worth getting and is a fine companion piece to Singing Through You. The Lincoln 2014 show also features new drummer Andy Niven.

A glossy insert lists all those fans who contributed to the funding of the DVD. But why isn’t there a set list included?

Neither of the DVDs are available through regular outlets but can be purchased online through Indiegogo. At least this way the band reaps all the benefits of the sales.

Buy Magnetic Draw on the Indiegogo site



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