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'.
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.
Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
The fearless jazz-rock experimentation of ‘Hot Rats’ had Frank Zappa sounding as never before.
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.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow’, Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
Released in 1980, ‘Doc At The Radar Station’ found him revitalized, influencing the new wave and releasing a work hailed as one of his finest.
In 1956, the great bluesman recorded his commemoration of a Mississippi tragedy.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
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.
'Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music', surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
This new four-disc box set collects together more than four hours of previously unreleased performances.
'Zappa In New York' was a record of how the maestro spent Christmas 1976.
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.
Captain Beefheart, often also known by his real name of Don Van Vliet is/was one of the greatest idiosyncratic figures in modern Californian music.