Pamela Des Barres has recently posted a couple of photos on her Facebook site that visitors to the Radar Station might like to see. Apparently she came across one of Victor Hayden’s original paintings in her garage. Not just any painting … this one was the original artwork for the Bluejeans and Moonbeams album cover. Miss Pamela acts as an agent for Victor’s artwork and she is considering what to do with this painting, in other words the best way of selling it. The album itself may well not be the most popular in Don’s discography but the cover was wonderfully strange. John French recallsRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Bluejeans and Moonbeams[/alert_box] I’ve been hoping on Monday’s Some-how’s and moon days Sundays and some days Never seen the sun days I’m trying and always And running in between Bluejeans and Moonbeams Bluejeans and Moonbeams I’ve been working I’ve been loving Under ‘neath the moon stone sky I know there’s many thing I’ve never seen Blue Jeans and Moonbeams Mondays and moonbeams Bluejeans and Moonbeams Bluejeans and Moonbeams I’ve been hoping on Monday’s Some-how’s and moon days Sundays and some days Never seen the sun days I’m trying and always And running in between Bluejeans and Moonbeams Bluejeans and Moonbeams I’ve beenRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Bluejeans and Moonbeams[/alert_box] Further than we’ve gone The stars sing a song Together That only lovers can hear Come up close to me lover Under heavens beautiful cover We’re here at last Open up And let our love appear Further than we’ve gone The stars sing a song Together That only lovers can hear Come up close to me lover Under heavens beautiful cover Open up And let our love appear (1974) Kindly transcribed by Jory.Read More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Bluejeans and Moonbeams[/alert_box] While the city was busy We wanted to rest She deiced to drive up to Observatory Crest We just saw the concert and heard all the best We went on a ride We got outside The sand was hot She wanted to dance We went ’round and ’round at Observatory Crest Thought we saw flying saucers and all of the rest Pawns in high Spain from Observatory crest While the city was busy We wanted to rest She deiced to drive up to Observatory Crest We just saw the concert and heard all the best So the only thingRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Bluejeans and Moonbeams[/alert_box] Twist ah luck that made you mine A stitch in time, your path crossed mine You’re the reason, love’s the rhyme It’s genuine Now you’re takin’ up all my time When we’re apart you’re on my mind Thinkin’ about you all the time Thinkin’ about you all the time Got my heart and me beatin’ overtime Got my heart and me beatin’ overtime Thinkin’ about you all the time Thinkin’ about you all the time I’m glad I played the game I played And I paid this heart of mine When we met I lost the bet AndRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Bluejeans and Moonbeams[/alert_box] Rock ‘n Roll’s evil doll Here she comes down the hall Her eyes are flashing She’s looking big, I’m feeling small Rock ‘n Roll’s evil doll Rock ‘n Roll’s evil doll Rock ‘n Roll’s evil doll The writing’s on the wall She’s coming up on me Getting bigger as she gets near to me Rock ‘n Roll’s evil doll Rock ‘n Roll’s evil doll Feel like running But I don’t want to fall She’s so big I’m so small I heard the door slam And I ran down rock ‘n roll’s rainbow hall (Repeat first verse) Rock ‘nRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Bluejeans and Moonbeams[/alert_box] There’s an avenue where the silhouettes dance There’s an avenue where the silhouettes dance And the sun there shines down Day and night Nobody looks there Everybody knows there Good times grow there Come on, baby, let’s go there Where? Pompadour Swamp Fun never waits there It starts at the gate there Pompadour Swamp Don’t you be late there Just get there Pompadour Swamp Pompadour Swamp Wafer-thin shadows dance in nostalgic meadows Ya, dance there (repeat 3rd verse) There’s an avenue where the silhouettes dance There’s a lane there where they dance And the sun shines day andRead More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Originally appeared on Bluejeans and Moonbeams[/alert_box] The camel wore a nightie… At the party of special things to do When the stiff wind blows The flag don’t wiggle In the party of special things to do I met the Ace of Love She took me to her plantation For love without separation In the party of special things to do I could happen to me It could happen to you I met the Ace of Love She said I want you to go To a party of special things to do And when you’re through I’ll be right here waiting for you Here takeRead More →

Recording details: Date – late 1974 Studio – Stronghold Sound Recorders, Hollywood Producer – Andy DiMartino Engineer – Gregg Ladangi Musicians: Don Van Vliet – vocals, harmonica Dean Smith – guitar Ira Ingber – bass Bob West – bass (Observatory Crest only) Michael Smotherman – keyboards, backing vocals Mark Gibbons – keyboards Gene Pello – drums Jimmy Caravan – keyboards, star machine Ty Grimes – percussion This album is dedicated to Denny Rosencrantz (who is he?) The front cover is a painting by Don’s cousin Victor Hayden (aka The Mascara Snake) Track list Party Of Special Things To Do (Don Vliet / Elliot Ingber) 3.12Read More →

[alert_box type=”info”]Source, date and author unknown.[/alert_box] CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: “Bluejeans & Moonbeams” Party Of Special Things To Do; Same Old Blues; Observatory Crest; Pompadour Swamp; Captain’s Holiday; Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Evil Doll; Further Than We’ve Gone; Twist Ah Luck; Bluejeans And Moonbeams. (Virgin V2023). Producer Andy Di Mantino. Musicians; No details available. IN MANY ways Beefheart has become the victim of his own achievements. I’m thinking most specifically of “Trout Mask Replica,” of course, and the almost visionary status with which Beefheart was endowed by critics who saw that album (with no little justification) as being crucial to the development and extension of rock. It wasRead More →

1974 UK Original on Virgin V2023 1974 US Original on Mercury SRM 1-1018 1982 UK Re-issue on Virgin OVED 19 198X UK CD on Virgin CDV 2023 1990 US CD on Caroline CAR1631 – rebadged UK CDV 2023 2000 UK Re-issue on audiophile vinyl by Past & Present Records Limited edition – see 2000 vinyl reissue orgy info page. 2006 UK on Virgin/EMI CDVR2023 A well remastered release with excellent new sleevenotes by Mike Barnes. Although the sound is fuller and more upfront the music is still fairly poor by comparison with other classic Beefheat albums but there are people who have found some diamonds in thisRead More →