Captain Beefheart Vinyl, CD & tapes by Captain Beefheart at Norman Records

No-one has ever quite sung the blues like Captain Beefheart. No-one has ever led a band quite like Captain Beefheart. No-one has made an album quite as out-there but culturally significant than Captain Beefheart did with his notorious 1969 opus more »

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Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
Easy Teeth

Depending on your point of view, great and/or daft titles can often be found next to Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s name on many records. Easy Teeth, the title of this 1978 live album, is no exception. The band and the Captain himself are in blistering form and there’s plenty of input from the audience too. Includes tracks  from his 1967 debut, Safe As Milk right up to 1978’s Shiny Beast.

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Safe As Milk

50th anniversary edition of this classic debut from the Captain and his merry travellers. Though the title could be seen as tongue in cheek, this is the group at their most accessible with their blues-influenced work only just fraying at the edges. We're still a long way from Trout Mask Replica but this is a brilliant work and has been re-issued to celebrate its half century. 

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Bands
Magneticism II - The Very Best of Captain Beefheart & his Magic Bands

Spanning 15 years of Captain Beefheart’s creativity in concert with his various Magic Bands, Magneticism II looks at the appeal of Don Van Vliet in the live arena. Released on single CD and single vinyl, this compilation captures some truly memorable live takes on some of the enigmatic legend’s best work. 

Captain Beefheart
Live at Knebworth 1975

Although Beefheart was in something of a creative slump mid '70s, he returned to Knebworth each year to perform his avant boogie blues. Here he seems to stick to a tried and tested setlist of freakout favourites which must have delighted any hippies still hanging on as well as proto new wavers waiting for punk to come along. Comes on orange wax and is a re-press of the RSD16 item thus banging another nail into the coffin of Record Store Day. 

Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart
Providence College, Rhode Island, April 26th 1975

Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart were childhood friends. Both men viewed music from a different perspective than most - twisted, original, musically adept. Beefheart had fallen out with Zappa after Trout Mask Replica was released, Beefheart accusing Zappa of marketing him as a freak. The Pair reunited for the tour which included the Providence College, Rhode Island, April 26th 1975 gig, finding both artists in scintillating form. They would go on to make Bongo Fury together which was released later that year.

Captain Beefheart / Don Van Vliet
Son Of Dustsucker (The Roger Eagle Tapes)

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Captain Beefheart
Frank Freeman’s Dance Club

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