@Paradiso by Gary Lucas discography

@Paradiso by Gary Lucas discography

Catalogue number: OMWCD11 Label: Oxygen Music Works Released: 1999 Track list Rise Up To Be Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro Autobahn The Songstress On The Edge OfRead More

Awards and plaudits

Announcements that three of Don Van Vliet’s former associates are being honoured have recently been made. Mo Ostin, former head of Warner, is cited by theRead More

Beef Encounters – Gary Lucas, John Peel and Craig Scanlon on Captain Beefheart

Gary Lucas First saw Captain Beefheart play at a New York club in 1971. Their acquaintance was years old before he plucked up the courage toRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium – Echoplex, Los Angeles 13 January 2011 report by Michael Eivaz

Captain Beefheart Symposium – Echoplex, Los Angeles 13 January 2011 report by Michael Eivaz

I went to the symposium last night Jan 13 2011 with my neighbor Bret. It’s good we had the address because it was in a prettyRead More

Captain Beefheart Symposium – San Francisco 11.02.11 by Michael Kirschner

Captain Beefheart Symposium – San Francisco 11.02.11 by Michael Kirschner

All photographs on this page are Copyright © 2011 Michael Kirschner. Used with permission. Gary Lucas makes the introductions before showing a selection of videos: JerryRead More

Captain Beefheart’s Musical Genius Back In Spotlight

It takes an outsize ego to make great art. By all accounts that was the case with Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, leader of theRead More

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

Don Van Vliet tributes and fond farewells

We were very sorry to learn that Don Van Vliet passed away on Friday 17 December 2010 due to complications arising from multiple sclerosis. Tributes fromRead More

Gary Lucas

From being a Beefheart fan Gary became Don’s manager along with his then wife, Ling. He occasionally performed on stage during the 1980/81 tours – recitingRead More

Gary Lucas and Wild Rumpus

Gary Lucas and Wild Rumpus

Gary Lucas wrote in with news of a splendid review of his new 12″ vinyl leftfield dance single ‘Purple Somersault’. The record is released under theRead More

I Have A Cat

I Have A Cat

Don’s last lengthy interview was by phone with Dutch radio presenter Co de Kloet. Recorded in 1993 and broadcast on Co’s show on the Dutch NationalRead More

Improve The Shining Hour – Gary Lucas discography

Improve The Shining Hour – Gary Lucas discography

Track list: Coming Clean (Gary Lucas, vocal) And The Ass Saw The Angel (Nick Cave, vocal) Spider Web (David Johansen, vocal) Dulce (Elli Medeiros, vocal) FlavorRead More

Los Angeles Council tribute to Don Van Vliet

Los Angeles Council tribute to Don Van Vliet

On the 5 January 2011 at the request of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, the City Council unanimously agreed to adjourn its meeting early inRead More

Pearls Before Swine by Luca Ferrari

Ice Cream for Crow. On the Relationship between Music and Painting in Captain Beefheart’s Work Those who, over the last twenty years, have loved the musicRead More

The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart

The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart

Elaine Shepherd’s classic BBC documentary, introduced and narrated by John Peel. Completely wonderful, a 50 minute joy:   Reviews, articles, blog posts, etc. relating to TheRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart

The World of Captain Beefheart

featuring Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas interpreting a selection of Beefheart favourites   Sun Zoom Spark My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains SureRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart live

The World of Captain Beefheart live

As a teaser for their forthcoming album The World of Captain Beefheart to be released in October Gary Lucas and Nona Hendryx will be performing at Joe’sRead More

Touched By Grace – My Time With Jeff Buckley by Gary Lucas

Touched By Grace – My Time With Jeff Buckley by Gary Lucas

Okay, so why am I reviewing a book about Jeff Buckley here on the Radar Station? Well, it’s written by Gary Lucas who had, and stillRead More

Unravelling the Knit

Beefheart Night at New York’s Knitting Factory on April 9th has prompted many eye-witness accounts, photographs, and audio and video files from the event. Here areRead More

Wild Magic – Shiny Beast review by Gary Lucas

The album is certified Grade A 100% Beefheart. After three years without a record contract, Don Van Vliet, one of the seminal figures of contemporary music,Read More

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

Yeah, I’m happy. Happy as a clam by Dave Dimartino

He is alive. A recluse. Painting in seclusion up near the Oregon border. There have been weird signals through the ether since he stopped making musicRead More

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