Authentically Strange by Caroline Boucher

We at the Observer can boast a couple of ancient links with Captain Beefheart, subject of tonight’s Rock Cults programme, The Artist Formerly Known as CaptainRead More

Bent Notes and Blues Grunts by David Belcher

An ornery cuss is Don van Vliet, the subject of next Tuesday’s BBC2 documentary Rock Cults: The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart, introduced and narratedRead More

Genius or madman – the jury is still out on Captain Beefheart by Mike Barnes

But why did he throw it all in and go to live in the Mojave Desert? Mike Barnes finds out. “I’M a genius, I was bornRead 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

UK Television – Crazy Bob Goes Into A Tail Spin by John Preston

Also guaranteed to have a catastrophic effect on your love-life is the music of Captain Beefheart, subject of John Peel’s adoring if oddly po-faced tribute, TheRead More

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