1981 San Francisco

1981 San Francisco

Mike White’s photographs of Don in action were sent to me by Charles Holzhauer, and were taken by his friend Mike White. Another of Charles’ friends,Read More

1981 Vancouver

1981 Vancouver

I was very pleased to receive some photographs taken at a 40th Birthday Tour show which took place on Saturday 17th January 1981 at the CommodoreRead More

Beefheart’s Baby by Jeffrey Peisch

The first thing Don Van Vliet does when you meet him is to bring you immediately into his world. “Those people over there take too manyRead More

Captain Beefheart by John Morthland

Captain Beefheart by John Morthland

In 12 albums spread out over 13 years, Captain Beefheart has created a body of work that breaks most every rule in American music and resultsRead More

Captain Beefheart by Peter Keepnews

Captain Beefheart by Peter Keepnews

“My music is terribly personal,” Don Van Vliet says, his eyes fixed intently on me. “I think any artist is that way. I think there’s aRead More

Country Club Reseda 1981

Country Club Reseda 1981

Song List Disc 1 Hair Pie (instrumental) Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man I Wanna Find A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till IRead More

Don’t Sit On That Porcupine Fence: Beefheart’s Grown The Best Batch Yet by Dave DiMartino

*May 1970. High School kids in my living room. Singing. “Hot and slimy weenie, knocking at my door/Hot and slimy weenie, crawling ‘cross the floor/Hot andRead More

Live at The Golden Bear 31/1/81

Live at The Golden Bear 31/1/81

Song List Bass Solo – Suction Prints Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man I Wanna Find Me A Woman Hot Head Ashtray Heart Dirty BlueRead More

Live from Reseda 1981

Live from Reseda 1981

Song List Disc 1 Hair Pie Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man I Wanna Find A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I HaveRead More

The Country Club, Reseda review

The Country Club, Reseda review

“You either love it or hate it,” explained the guy standing behind me to his wary girlfriend during Captain Don’s blistering set. “It’s the weirdest musicRead More

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