Pulled By Rubber Dolphins: Bat Chain Puller by Mike Barnes

Pulled By Rubber Dolphins: Bat Chain Puller by Mike Barnes

ISBN 0 7043 8073 0 You can order this book from Amazon.co.uk or any good UK book sellers. ‘Everything they did I had ’em do. IRead More

Re-Achieving Naivety by Ben Thompson

Re-Achieving Naivety by Ben Thompson

Don Van Vliet is probably the only full-time painter who used to be a mythical figure in music. Once Captain Beefheart, he is soon to exhibitRead More

Refusal Of Leave To Land Report

Refusal Of Leave To Land Report

On the 18th January 1968, The Magic Band were involved in a bizarre and humorous incident which resulted in their being refused entry to the UKRead More

Some YoYo Stuff by Anton Corbijn

Some YoYo Stuff by Anton Corbijn

In 1993 Don Van Vliet made a short film with Anton Corbijn. As you might expect, it’s unlike any other artist portrait you may have seen…Read 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 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 Primer for Captain Beefheart by Mike Barnes

The Primer for Captain Beefheart by Mike Barnes

Mike Barnes follows the pioneering trail blazed by Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, was born in Glendale, a suburbRead More

Through The Loophole by Charles Gee

In 1972 I lived in Manchester. Not that far from Bickershaw, so when the festival arrived a group of us decided we would be fools notRead More

Trout Mask Replica review by Lester Bangs

Trout Mask Replica, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (Straight Sm 1053) Captain Beefheart, the only true dadaist in rock, has been victimized repeatedly by publicRead More

Where’s The Captain? 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

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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