Released in December 1970, Captain Beefheart’s ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’ album found him bringing the ‘Trout Mask Replica’ era to its conclusion.
After leaving the RHCP, John Frusciante used the intimacy of home recordings to explore his psyche on his album 'Niandra Lades And Usually Just A T-Shirt'.
Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
Moving away from his avant-garde work, the ‘Clear Spot’ album marked one of Captain Beefheart’s more successful forays into commercial waters.
Zappa's second release in his own name continued to challenge every convention known to the burgeoning US rock scene.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow’, Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
Artwork may be designed to show off music, but some album cover designers have attracted fame thanks to their iconic work. Here we look at 13 of the best.
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...
Released in 1980, ‘Doc At The Radar Station’ found him revitalised, influencing the new wave and releasing a work hailed as one of his finest.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
In 1956, the great bluesman recorded his commemoration of a Mississippi tragedy.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
"Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music", surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
'Zappa In New York' was a record of how the maestro spent Christmas 1976.