1972 Frankfurt

1972 Frankfurt

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

A Study of Captain Beefheart by Patrick Carr

“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

Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois 1972 review

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

Beat Club television performance 1972

Beat Club television performance 1972

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

Beefheart’s Boogie by Andrew Lycet

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

Brighton Dome 29th March, 1972 review by Benjamin Horrendous

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

Clear Spot discography

Clear Spot discography

Recording details Date – Autumn 1972 Studio – Amigo Studios, Los Angeles Producer – Ted Templeman Engineer – John Landee Musicians Don Van Vliet – vocals,Read More

KHSU live telephone interview

Recorded and broadcast live in 1972 by a DJ entirely unable to cope with Don, and who could really blame him? Hear it!

Live at The Albert Hall 1972 review

“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

Michael Tearson interviews Don in Philadelphia 1972

By  Michael Tearson - hear it!

Through The Loophole by Charles Gee

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

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