I thought these pages would be a
good place to pull together the various pieces I have
written about Don, the Magic Band and their music.
So here they are. I hope to keep adding to this
Through The Eyes Of Magic by John French
My review of the most important book to have been written about Beefheart, the man and his music, so far.
Read about it on the Radar Station
Don Van Vliet and Agostinho Rodrigues
Don often mentioned working with a sculptor when he was very young but there seemed to be very little evidence about his claims ... until now.
Read about what I have found put about this elusive sculptor on the Radar Station
search for Herb Bermann
The co-writer of many songs on 'Safe As Milk' but considered by some
people not to be a real person at all. The mystery has now been solved.
Read about my search for him on the Radar Station
Don Van Vliet RIP
My short tribute to Don after hearing of his death due to complications from multiple sclerosis.
St Claire Snouffer Obituary
A look at Alex's life and career following his sudden death at the
beginning of 2006 written for the Radar Station. I also wrote a shorter
piece that appeared in Mojo 148
Challenge of Trout Mask Replica
The album that defined the Beefheart sound - but it's a hurdle many
people find difficult to get over.
My Smile is Stuck
How the obsession started - this is
on the excellent Radar Station
Spotlight Kid at the Crossroads
My contribution to ezine
Perfect Sound Forever's Beefheart Special
Some thoughts on this awesome album.
Originally written for Bill Moore's ClearWebSpot
but I've slightly updated it
and now decided to include it within my own pages.
I maintain the discography and bibliography on the Radar Station.
This is a huge resource that includes information about all Beefheart's
album releases, Magic Band members, bootlegs etc., etc.