1999 vinyl release of “Strictly Personal”

A brand new audiophile vinyl re-issue of Strictly Personal, released on 29th November 1999. Track list Track list is the same as on previous versions. PressRead More

Ah Feel Like Ahcid lyrics

Got (a letter) up this morning how do you reckon it read? Red blue and green whoooo all through my head Licked the stamps saw aRead More

Beatle Bones ‘n’ Smokin’ Stones lyrics

Beatle bones ‘n’ smokin’ Stones The dry sands fall The strawberry mouth; strawberry moth; strawberry caterpillar Strawberry butterfly; strawberry fields The winged eel slither on theRead More

Beefheart album cover in art exhibition

Beefheart album cover in art exhibition

I’ve recently received news of an exhibition which has just opened in Glendale, California, featuring the original artwork from Captain Beefheart’s Strictly Personal album cover Revolutions,Read More

Beefheart’s Boogie by Andrew Lycet

WHAT DOES one say to a man who, at the age of three, used to talk with lions inside their cages? How does one cope withRead More

Dirty Blue Gene – early version lyrics

Unreleased 1971 version Uh life(?) turned into a while ‘n’ then into a mile A shirt to work, a back to ache And someday we’ll smile, Oh,Read More

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

Gary Marker on Strictly Personal

The late Gary Marker, a jazz and session bassist at the time, was a close associate of Don Van Vliet during the 1960s. He produced someRead More

Gimme Dat Harp Boy lyrics

Gimme that harp boy Ain’t no fat man’s toy You hear what he is saying You hear he’s saying today Harp cry harp smiling Shiny moonRead More

I May Be Hungry But I Sure Ain’t Weird discography

11 digitally remastered tracks recorded between October 1967 and May 1968 – missing only “Korn Ring Finger” from all known Strictly Personal cuts. The CD wasRead More

Kandy Korn lyrics

Yellow and orange and Well they taste so good I want to eat ’em And they taste so good I get to need ’em Can-can-can-candy candyRead More

My Smile Is Stuck by Steve Froy

Why do I like Beefheart? Hmmm……. not easy to answer. Maybe I should start with ‘how’… I think my story will be echoed by other fansRead More

Mystery Man From The Magic Band by Herb Bermann

Mystery Man From The Magic Band by Herb Bermann

A look at the new book from Herb Bermann, Don’s co-writer on Safe As Milk. It’s not that long ago that many people thought that HerbRead More

On Tomorrow lyrics

We’re all brothers of tomorrow (we won’t have to talk) we won’t need to talk We won’t need to walk on tomorrow Rush comes the loveRead More

Safe As Milk lyrics

Well my cigarette died when I washed my face Dropped some drops in an ashtray hit a wrong place Open up my blinds to see spiders spinningRead More

Son Of Mirror Man – Mere Man lyrics

Mirror mirror mirror (repeat) mirror man mirror me(repeat) mirror man mirror than mirror man follow the band farther than you oh farther than me mirror mirrorRead More

Strictly Personal – 50 year anniversary

Strictly Personal – 50 year anniversary

Yes, it’s 50 years since the band’s second album, Strictly Personal, was released. It was October 1968 in the US and December 1968 in the UK.Read More

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

Strictly Personal – reviews and ads in IT 1968

IT #41, 4 – 17 October 1968 From John Peel’s ‘Perfumed Garden’ column in the legendary sixties ‘hippy’ newspaper IT (International Times). This review of StrictlyRead More

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

Strictly Personal – the inner sleeve

The front cover of Strictly Personal was, at the time, quite unusual although it didn’t really hint at the strangeness that lay within those vinyl grooves.Read More

Strictly Personal Actetate

Strictly Personal Actetate

Ever since Don started complaining about the ‘bromo seltzer’ that had been added to the Strictly Personal album fans have wondered what it would have soundedRead More

Strictly Personal discography

Strictly Personal discography

Recording details: Date – 25 April to 2 May 1968 Studio – Sunset Sound, Hollywood Producer – Bob Krasnow Engineer – Gene Shiveley, Bill Lazerus Musicians:Read More

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