Part-recorded live in 1975, Frank Zappa’s ‘Bongo Fury’ saw Captain Beefheart join the celebrated Mothers Of Invention on tour for a unique pairing.
Moving away from his avant-garde work, the ‘Clear Spot’ album marked one of Captain Beefheart’s more successful forays into commercial waters.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow,’ Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968, the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
The music of the Summer of Love in New York reflected the numerous communities already making noise in the city.
An evocative but nebulous term, this short history of art rock attempts to outline some of the key players and ideas from the genre.
'Zappa In New York' was a record of how the maestro spent Christmas 1976.
This year, RSD exclusives will be available from selected stores on both June 12 and July 17 respectively.
As linear a record as Captain Beefheart would record, ‘Unconditionally Guaranteed’ is the the last music he would make with ‘Trout Mask Replica’ bandmates.
Music and art will always go together, as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
The love song: some of these songs celebrate love and some dump on it, but they all have one thing in common... that love is the highest of human emotions.
From biting satire to loving homage, the best Frank Zappa songs prove exactly why he’s one of the few artists who truly deserves the epithet “genius”.
Non-conformist to the core and a peerless satirist who nevertheless took his musicianship very seriously, Zappa left a huge legacy of recorded music.
'Bluejeans & Moonbeams,' the album in Beefheart's catalogue with the Magic Band that’s generally thought to be their most commercial, was released on November 29, 1974.