Ashtray Heart lyrics

You used me like an ashtray heart Case of the punks Right from the start I feel like a glass shrimp in a pink panty WithRead 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

Brickbats lyrics

Brickbats fly at my fireplace Upside down I see them in the fire They squeak and roast there Wings leap across the floor Fold up theRead More

Dirty Blue Gene – early version lyrics

Unreleased 1971 version Uh life(?) turned into a while ‘n’ then into a mile A shirt to work, a back to ache And someday we’ll smile, Oh,Read More

Dirty Blue Gene lyrics

The shiny beast of thought If you got ears You gotta listen Old woman sweat Young girls glisten The extract you thought is the extract youRead More

Doc At The Radar Station discography

Doc At The Radar Station discography

Recording details: Date – June 1980 Studio – Sound Castle Recording Studios, Los Angeles Producer – Don van Vliet Engineer – Glen Kolotkin, Mitchell Gibson Musicians:Read More

Doc At The Radar Station releases

1980 UK Original on Virgin V2172. 1980 German (Ariola Euro Pressing) on Virgin 202 870-320. 1980(?) New Zealand Original on Virgin Records V2172 marketed by RTCRead More

Doc at the Radar Station review

As in Captain Beefheart’s best music over the past 14 years, at the cholesterol-filled heart of his new album there is one big, intriguing contradiction. TheRead More

Doc at The Radar Station review by Carman

Of all musicians loosely considered rockers, Captain Beefheart is the most original. Because his music is a genre unto itself, it’s particularly difficult to describe. Analogy,Read More

Doc at the Radar Station review by Jon Matsumoto

An American original through and through, Captain Beefheart (born Don Van Vliet in Lancaster, Calif.) was a profound influence on the cutting edge music of theRead More

Drink Paint Run Run lyrics

Carry me and my baby to colored land Drink paint run run Drink paint run run When the sun goes down, we’ll be done Drink paintRead More

Hot Head lyrics

She can burn you up in bed Just like she said Cos she’s a Hot Head, Hot Head, Hot Head She can throw uh pot t’show(?)Read More

Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee lyrics

Making love to a vampire with a monkey on my knee The pond shined dry like a ladies compact Lilies leaped like flat green hearts withRead More

Run Paint Run Run lyrics

Run paint run run Run paint run run Run paint run run Paint hears this and he begin to run Electric black shadow runs ‘cross theRead More

Saturday Night Live 1980

Saturday Night Live 1980

On 22nd November 1980 The Magic Band gave a storming performance of Ashtray Heart and Hot Head in front of a studio audience for Saturday NightRead More

Sheriff of Hong Kong lyrics

She always shows up when I’m up But she never shows up when I’m down But she’s under arrest ’cause I might guess The Sheriff ofRead More

Sue Egypt lyrics

Chills quick you Voices pick you Crows hex you [You love some?] post-’em avion Wizard kiss and all be gone Scenes Dreams Boats to forever BoatedRead More

Telephone lyrics

Paper and wire killed my brother and my sister too And if you don’t watch out You know they’re going to get you too And ifRead More

The Captain Is The King: Doc At The Radar Station review by Declan Lynch

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART makes no mistakes, tells no lies. He is a painter, not a photographer. He doesn’t encapsulate, summarise, categorise, conceptualise, react. His music is pure,Read More

The Zany Rock Of Captain Beefheart: Doc at the Radar Station review by Robert Palmer

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band probably would have been an anomaly had they burst on an unsuspecting world anywhere, at any time. Ironically, the Captain,Read More

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