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.
From its glitzy beginnings to its hair metal heyday, we’re tracing the history of the Whisky a Go Go, one of the most storied clubs in America.
Frank Zappa’s groundbreaking solo album ‘Hot Rats’ is out now via Zappa Records and UMe as a newly expanded edition to mark its 50th anniversary.
The fearless jazz-rock experimentation of ‘Hot Rats’ had Frank Zappa sounding as never before.
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 29 November 1974.