Readers of this site will occasionally be exposed to coverage of music by Radiohead, Led Zeppelin and, of course, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. Since Don Van Vliet’s passing we’ve been a little light on the Beefheart coverage, so we now offer you this.
Brooklyn’s fine Desert Island shop (mainly for comics… they do that Smoke Signal thing you may have seen around) seems to be the only place on earth to get this essential tome for Beefheart fans – A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond: Captain Beefheart interviews and texts 1966 – 2001 (scroll down the page a bit… ah… there it is). I just received my copy from them today and am well pleased. It is a nice package of the vast bulk of the printed interviews with the good Captain and much more. It fits nicely on the glass shelf between Mike Barnes’ Captain Beefheart: The Biography and Drumbo’s Beefheart: Through the Eyes of Magic.
Go read a review on the only Beefheart site you need the Radar Station.