1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills house

1968 – 1969 Woodland Hills house

The Woodland Hills house on Ensenada Drive was the venue for the Magic Band’s endless rehearsals of Trout Mask Replica, and also where the Trout MaskRead More

Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968

Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968

On 27 January 1968 Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band performed on the beach at Cannes, France, in front of the Martinez Hotel. They were inRead More

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

The late Gary Marker, a jazz and session bassist at the time, was a close associate of Don Van Vliet during the 1960s. He produced someRead More

Refusal Of Leave To Land Report

Refusal Of Leave To Land Report

On the 18th January 1968, The Magic Band were involved in a bizarre and humorous incident which resulted in their being refused entry to the UKRead More

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

IT #41, 4 – 17 October 1968 From John Peel’s ‘Perfumed Garden’ column in the legendary sixties ‘hippy’ newspaper IT (International Times). This review of StrictlyRead More

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

The front cover of Strictly Personal was, at the time, quite unusual although it didn’t really hint at the strangeness that lay within those vinyl grooves.Read More

Strictly Personal Actetate

Strictly Personal Actetate

Ever since Don started complaining about the ‘bromo seltzer’ that had been added to the Strictly Personal album fans have wondered what it would have soundedRead More

Strictly Personal discography

Strictly Personal discography

Recording details: Date – 25 April to 2 May 1968 Studio – Sunset Sound, Hollywood Producer – Bob Krasnow Engineer – Gene Shiveley, Bill Lazerus Musicians:Read More

Trout Mask Replica discography

Trout Mask Replica discography

Recording details Date – late 1968 and March/April 1969 Studio – Sunset Sound, Hollywood; Whitney Studios, Glendale Producer – Frank Zappa Engineer – Dick Kunc MusiciansRead More

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