It’s time for a buttload of Beefheart boots! I realized that out of anyone in my collection, capsule he was the most “covered”, in terms of unreleased material. There will probably be a ferw things here and there that are labeled incorrectly, so if anyone catches some errors, lemme know. Also, the downloads will be of varying audio quality, but nothing too extremely unlistenable.

For a “complete” list of Beefheart boots floating around in the universe, go here.

Regarding the second of three downloads below, the “Brown Star Sessions ’72″ — I’m aware that some of the material included in it isn’t from ’72. But I didn’t create the files, so I’ve got no idea where the non-’72 stuff is actually from.

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – 60s Demos (ZIP file)
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – Brown Star Sessions ’72 (ZIP file)
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – The Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL, 1980 (ZIP file)

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152 Responses to CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (1 of 5)

  1. julio says:

    hi, sir,

    thanks for the demos, great stuff! i got a page on multiply, with some music on this. i uploaded the human sexual response that i took for your old blog, postpunkjunk. hope you dont care. if you wanna take a look, the adress is

    hope you like.

    the best,


  2. ib says:

    Hey, Bret!

    Loving Egg City as much as PostPunkJunk…

    As far as i can gather, a good deal of those tracks in the “Brown Star Sessions” are actually “Clear Spot” outtakes from the same year. Check out more info here:

  3. Pober says:

    To give credit where it’s due, those demos are actually disc one of Revenant Records’ phenomenal “Grow Fins” boxed set — which is still in print.

  4. I almost cry when I heard poetry reading by good Captain Beefheart. God bless him!
    Great site!

  5. rob in chicago says:

    FYI: my copy of “Clear Spot” was a white label promo in the thick plastic sleeve, and it had an 8-page booklet for “Captain Beefheart’s next album, called ‘Brown Star’”… So I guess it was just a working title for “Clear Spot.”

  6. Nigel says:

    Great tunes in the 60s Demos! (And great site generally.) Thanks.

  7. Hello,

    I enjoy your blog and thought I might bring your attention to my articles on my 20 year friendship with Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) on Associated Content. The articles are a series of vignettes on my observations from the beginning of the Magic Band, through my final meeting with Don around 1984. You can read them at the following links:

    Thank you, and keep up the good work

    Grant O’Neill