Abba Zaba lyrics

Long before song before song blues Babbette baboon [repeat] abba zaba zoom Two shadows at Noon, Babbette baboon [repeat] Comin’ over pretty soon, Babbette baboon Run,Read More

Abba Zaba song notes from Gary Marker

My musings on the meaning of the lyrics for that particular song aren’t my personal interpretation, I’m merely relaying what Don Van Vliet told me thatRead More

Captain Beefheart’s first TV broadcasts

Captain Beefheart’s first TV broadcasts

Film of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band performing Diddy Wah Diddy and Who Do You Think You’re Fooling was broadcast on Dick Clark’s television showRead More

Gary Marker

Gary Marker

Already known as ‘Magic’, Gary hung out with Don Vliet when he was in Los Angeles in the early sixties. A bass player with jazz leaningsRead More

Gary Marker interview

Gary Marker interview

Here’s a treat … Gary ‘Magic’ Marker features in the latest issue of TimeMazine talking about his time with the Rising Sons, the Magic Band andRead More

Gary Marker RIP

Gary Marker RIP

It is with great sadness that I heard of Gary’s passing yesterday, 8 December. His family announced he had died following¬†a massive stroke. Gary ‘Magic’ MarkerRead More

Herb Bermann interview part two

The second part of Derek Laskie’s interview with Herb Bermann, legendary writing partner of Don Van Vliet in the early days of the Magic Band isRead More

Rising Sons

Rising Sons

Rising Sons were a band that included Ry Cooder, Gary Marker, Taj Mahal, Kevin Kelley and Jesse Lee Kincaid. Their various 1964-66 recordings for CBS wereRead More

The Safe As Milk Demos

The Safe As Milk Demos

Before the recording of the Safe As Milk album there was a studio session where a number of demos were recorded produced by Gary Marker whichRead More

The sound of Safe As Milk

The sound of Safe As Milk

The sound quality of Safe As Milk is something that has been discussed in one way or another quite a bit over the years. Why doesRead More

Zig Zag Wanderer – song notes

In 2001 Gary Marker wrote to say the following: Zig-Zag Wanderer was a specific reference to the popular rolling papers of the same name. (“You canRead More

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