Sunday, December 14 2014
The music world saw reissues from all over the genre map, spanning classic rock titans to electronic music legends.
Thursday, November 20 2014
Sun Zoom Spark gives us a chance to re-evaluate the post Trout Mask Replica-era of the Captain Beefheart story.
Thursday, June 21 2012
It's hard to tell where the chops end and the jokes begin on these comedy-rock reissues.
Wednesday, October 11 2006
These final two records in Beefheart's amazing recording career find an artist at his peak;
Friday, December 5 2014
The 498th most acclaimed album of all time was born in the desert, came on up from New Orleans. Captain Beefheart's startling 1967 debut album is this week's Counterbalance.
Friday, October 14 2011
Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica is like a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag—it’s fast and bulbous and bound to end badly. Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn try to clean up the ensuing mess in this week's Counterbalance.
Friday, January 28 2011
San Francisco-based producer Al Lover has honored the late great Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) with Safe as Milk Replica, a “distorted reworking” of
Monday, December 20 2010
If Captain Beefheart should be worshipped for anything it’s that he never once pandered for the sake of critical or commercial expediency.
Friday, April 3 2009
As T.S. Eliot portentously opined: April is the cruelest month. Apparently someone once pulled an April Fools’ Day joke on him too. What’s