I received an e-mail from Thomas Harms in June 1998 in which he had kindly included a few photographs of the Magic Band live, and theRead More
“New York is a slow turtle with diarrhea” says Captain Beefheart, alias the Spotlight Kid, alias Don Van Vliet. The Anderson Theatre is in that areaRead More
As we all know, Chicago is renowned for having its roots firmly planted in the blues. That, of course, makes it fertile territory for Captain BeefheartRead More
For many years, a classic performance of I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby from German television show Beat Club in 1972, circulated among fans. Then in 2012Read More
WHAT DOES one say to a man who, at the age of three, used to talk with lions inside their cages? How does one cope withRead More
I was 17. I’d been a fan for 2 years and had all the albums, but this was to be my first (and best) concert. IRead More
Recording details Date – Autumn 1972 Studio – Amigo Studios, Los Angeles Producer – Ted Templeman Engineer – John Landee Musicians Don Van Vliet – vocals,Read More
Recorded and broadcast live in 1972 by a DJ entirely unable to cope with Don, and who could really blame him? Hear it!
“I really must apologise for this P.A.,” the Captain said to his Albert Hall audience, “I’m sorry, really sorry.” The audience fell silent – “I’m notRead More
By Michael Tearson - hear it!
In 1972 I lived in Manchester. Not that far from Bickershaw, so when the festival arrived a group of us decided we would be fools notRead More