1975 DiscReet Records promo shot

1975 DiscReet Records promo shot

Sent to me by Rick Snyder, this was a 1975, Bat Chain Puller-era promo shot for DiscReet Records, featuring the newly revitalised, post-Tragic, Magic Band.  Read More

Alex Snouffer

John French sent us news of the death of Alex Snouffer, aka Alex St Claire, guitarist, drummer and a founder member of Captain Beefheart and hisRead More

Basil Storey – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: BasilRead More

Basil Storey pt 2 – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… Name: BasilRead More

Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic by John French

Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic by John French

John French’s long-awaited exhaustive account of his time working with Don Van Vliet was published in 2010 by Proper Music Publishing. Purchase Buy the hardback fromRead More

Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic by John French; review by Steve Froy

Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic by John French; review by Steve Froy

It’s been a long time coming. There were times when it looked like this book wouldn’t see the light of day … and what a greatRead More

Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic press release

The ultimate book about Captain Beefheart written by the man who spent more time with him than most. Published in hardback. 880 pages, including 16 pagesRead More

Bob Jennings – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: BobRead More

Bruno Ghezzi – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: BrunoRead More

Cisco Garcia – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: CiscoRead More

City of Refuge by John French discography

City of Refuge by John French discography

Catalogue number: PRPCD024 Label: Proper Records Released: November 2008 Track list Bogeyman Bus Ticket Outta Town Blood on a Porcupine Quill City of Refuge Abandon GetRead More

City of Refuge reviewed and defended

John French’s new album City of Refuge has been gathering some very good reviews, as well as attracting the inevitable comparisons to Captain Beefheart albums. TheRead More

Dan Mellamphy – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: DanRead More

Dave DiMartino responds to allegations about his Magic Band interviews

In April 2003 I received a message from Dave DiMartino, the author of the 1993 Mojo article “Yeah I’m Happy” featuring interviews with Don, various membersRead More

Duncan Lockerbie – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

From: Duncan Lockerbie Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2000 10:59 PM Just how into drugs was Don? Was he really psychic? Duncan, Short questions with answers farRead More

Eric Clark – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: EricRead More

Fifth Procurator of Judea – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: 5thRead More

Hans Van Hulst – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: HansRead More

Introduction to John French’s Series of Q&As, 2000/1

Introduction by John French As I began to write my book, Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic, the question plaguing my mind was: “What do BeefheartRead More

Jarkko Nevalainen – John French’s Q&As 2000/1

In early / mid 2000 John French called on Radar Station visitors for some help writing his book, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic… From: JarkkoRead More

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