81 Poop Hatch lyrics

My eyes are burnt and bleeding and all that looks like a monkey on a silver bar … big poop hatch with a cotton hatch –Read More

Cardboard Cutout Sundown lyrics

You hardly know a day goes by in the cardboard cutout sundown the moon popped up like a gallery duck sipped up gold from the sunnyRead More

Hey Garland I Dig Your Tweed Coat lyrics

Hey Garland, I dig your tweed coat. I’ll trade you a domino this size, mothball-scented. The woman silk nude tie painting his chest. One celluloid stayRead More

Ice Cream For Crow discography

Ice Cream For Crow discography

Recording details: Date – May/June 1982 Studio – Warner Brothers Recording Studios Producer – Don Van Vliet Engineer – Phil Brown Musicians Don Van Vliet –Read More

Ice Cream for Crow lyrics

It’s so hot looks like you have three beaks crow the moon’s so full white hat on a pumpkin you know there’s something the moon wasRead More

Ice Cream For Crow promo video 1982

Ice Cream For Crow promo video 1982

There was also a great promotional video for the title track of the final album, with its striking shots of  desert landscapes, Don’s paintings, tumbleweeds andRead More

Ice Cream For Crow releases

1982 UK Original on Virgin V2237 With lyric inner. 1982 German (Ariola Euro Pressing) on Virgin 204 957-320 With lyric inner. 1982(?) New Zealand Original onRead More

Ice Cream For Crow review by David Fricke

It happens every two or three years. Captain Beefheart, easily rock’s most abused underdog, after fifteen years of beating his head against fame’s door, issues anotherRead More

Ice Cream For Crow review by Joe Harrington

A premeditated Captain Beefheart album might seems a tad anachronistic to admirers of Cap’s staunch spontaneity and much of his new album is indeed of less-than-recentRead More

Ink Mathematics lyrics

Ink mathematics grey mass ecstatics noggin elastics cerebral tatics cranium classics brainium domics denizen omics grey massmatics quantum puree it’s plain to feel hard to seeRead More

Light Reflected Off The Oceands Of The Moon

Light Reflected Off The Oceands Of The Moon

Track list Ice Cream For Crow Tropical Hot Dog Night Run Paint Run Run Light Reflected Off The Oceands Of The Moon Album overview from Graham JohnstonRead More

Ranting and Raven: Ice Cream for Crow review by Edwin Pouncey

TO THE casual observer, Captain Beefheart’s vibe must appear to be similar to the window blind painting he has created to adorn his latest batch ofRead More

Skeleton Makes Good lyrics

There’s so many things to feel and see while you’re awake they’re just out of reach out of grasp yeah out of reach and just asRead More

Sonic Sculpture in the Mojave by Kristine McKenna

Sonic Sculpture in the Mojave by Kristine McKenna

Don Van Vliet was born in Glendale California on January 15 1941, the Only child of Glenn and Sue Van Vliet. Don began showing artistic talentRead More

The Host the Ghost the Most Holy-O lyrics

Why, not even a rustler’d have anything to do with this branded bum steer world this pirate flag headlong disaster course vessel misguided charted this nauticalRead More

The Past Sure Is Tense lyrics

The past sure is tense they’re heading up for the main event all those people seem to be hell-bent see those people up on top ofRead More

The Pop Life: Ice Cream For Crow review by Robert Palmer

Don Van Vliet, who is better known as Captain Beefheart, is still in the forefront of rock’s avant-garde, more than 15 years after the release ofRead More

The Spotlight Kid by Anton Corbijn

The Spotlight Kid by Anton Corbijn

I am a photographer who is a friend of Beefheart’s, rather than being an authority on him. When I met Beefheart on an NME assignment inRead More

The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole – song notes

The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole – song notes

Note this drawing depicting “…a small child / With Status of Liberty doll.” which was included with the Spotlight Kid album in 1972, 10 years beforeRead More

The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole lyrics

The thousandth and tenth day of the human totem pole. The morning was distemper grey, Of the thousandth and tenth day of the human totem pole.Read More

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