Friday, December 17, 2010

RIP Captain Beefheart aka Don Van Vliet

Last week I bought Trout Mask Reica on 180gm vinyl. It will be spinning it this week. Love the Beefheart and Magic Band.


  1. Love Beefheart and The Magic Band, and love this blog.

    Was curious who did the black and white illustration / cartoon you use for your profile or whatever it is on this blog.
    It's cool!

  2. I'm not exactly sure about the illustration but I think I found it in a 1950's hi-fi article or ad.

    I've got a post for you today :) A Magic Band documentary.

    Beefheart and the Magic Band is one of the greatest if not the greatest rock band of all time..

    Thanks DocB

  3. Agreed about them being possibly the greatest. Was so sad when he died, but happy every time I listen.
    I can't see where the post of this doco is yet [maybe you have yet to post it], but it sounds good!
    I have seen one doco on him / the magic band that was on Youtube in parts a while ago.
    I'm not sure if that's the only one, unless something posthumous has come up.
    Thanks for posting!

  4. Oops, sorry, it's right there staring me in the face!
    I'll comment again when I've seen it!
    Thanks a million!


    The documentary is good but doesn't show how well they really did the music. This CD is really good.

  6. Awesome! I'm going to have to find and pick up a copy of this.
    Thanks a lot Iain, I've never heard of it.
    I'm glad John French is doing the vocals.
    From the bits and pieces I've read from various places, it doesn't really sound like any of the Beefheart albums would have been possible in the way that they were without him...of course all the members were super-talented [and must have been patient working with the nut].

    Have you heard of Mallard before? Some of the ex-members of the magic band got together and started Mallard.
    I think they had one or two albums. They are a good listen.