Captain Beefheart & Ry Cooder at Ungano’s New York review

Ry Cooder, with his group, and Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, bowed to the New York Press at Ungano’s in mid-winter. Both are among theRead 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 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 Mt Tamalpais Incident – June 1967

The Mt Tamalpais Incident – June 1967

Although Beefheart is probably renowned for being perversely anti-commercial or non-commercial (which ever way you want to look at). That wasn’t always the case. The earlyRead More

The Rylander

Quarterly focusing on Ry Cooder, often featuring plenty of Beefheart as well. Visit the Rylander website.

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

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