Paramount Thetre, Portland, Oregon, 1971 by Melvin N. deSnoids, March 2002

The first time I saw Captain Beefheart was in 1970 [1971 – Graham] at the Paramount Theatre in Portland, Oregon, shortly after the Lick My Decals,Read More

Petrified Forest lyrics

Human Bark ‘n Beautyless hide from beauty Bow your eyes ‘n heads to the duty of the dead’s Suck the ground Breathe life into the deadRead More

Space-Age Couple lyrics

Space-age couple Why don’t you flex your magic muscle? Space-age couple Why do you hex your magic muscle? Space-age couple Why do you hustle ‘n bustle?Read More

Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972

Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972

Song List Disc 1 – Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970) [as original release] Disc 2 – The Spotlight Kid (1971) [as original release] Disc 3Read More

Swampy Beefy Throbbing Goodness by Dominic Schaeffer

Here is my recollection of my first listening to the Spotlight Kid. (the artist- not that particular album! hehehee) In 1973 and at the age ofRead More

The Buggy Boogie Woogie cartoon by Nulsh

The Buggy Boogie Woogie cartoon by Nulsh

Illustration copyright: Nulsh 1995. Used with permission. Visit

The Buggy Boogie Woogie lyrics

Oh that buggy boogie woogie sweeps me off my feet What this world needs is a good retreat What this world needs is a good twoRead More

The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye) lyrics

The clouds are full of wine Not whiskey or rye ‘n the sky is full of bluebrains, Bluejays, mermaids Bluebrains, bluejays, bluebirds, mermaids bluejays, bluebirds, rainbowsRead More

The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig) lyrics

Come on down t’ the big dig Come on down t’ the big dig Come on t’ the big dig Singin’ the Smithsonian Institute blues Singin’Read More

Untitled poem (from the back sleeve of Lick My Decals Off Baby) by Don Van Vliet

Noon bouncin’ ball of warm beside child Deflating ah vegelife puzzle Ah braking ball of wings, legs, leaves, lives, behives Movies from each comb Each pocketRead More

Well Well Well lyrics

Well well well well Why do you taste so well? Oh no no no That ain’t the kind of smell Sky ain’t blue, we’re living inRead More

Woe-Is-A-Me-Bop lyric

Woe-is-a-me-bop Om-drop-a-re-bop-om Everbody’s doin’ it Please don’t let them ruin it om (1970) Originally made available at Justin Sherill’s Home Page Replica.

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