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.
As linear a record as Captain Beefheart would record, ‘Unconditionally Guaranteed’ is the the last music he would make with ‘Trout Mask Replica’ bandmates.
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 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.
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”.
Released in December 1970, Captain Beefheart’s ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’ found him bringing the ‘Trout Mask Replica’ era to its conclusion.