The Blowin Weekly Extra – Abba Zaba

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 26th December 2010
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How do I get through that?

How do I get through that?

The Captain

“A transistor radio playing Howlin Wolf at full volume placed in a wok and set on a gas burner.”

From the London Review Of Books blog –

Read Phil Cope’s Beefheart tribute at

Phil says it all so we don’t have to.

Another Beefheartian thought from our friend Alastair in San Fran :

“My friend Tinker put his finger on the emotion last night. Unlike Jagger, Madonna and others (we WISH would go away), Beefheart vanished from the public eye thirty years ago so his death brought us back to an emotional state approximating our feelings for him when we were young.”

The long-running and bounteous Captain Beefheart Radar Station website has lots of interesting tributes on its blog. None more touching than that from Mr Radar Station, Graham Johnston, on 17 December –

This week’s Beefheart album is Safe As MilkS.A.M. info from the Radar Station at

Next week Strictly Personal is the featured Beefheart album on Blowin.


Free films, including lots of black and white classics inc. Chaplin – includes Buster Keaton and Three Stooges – includes WC Fields


Here’s one for that post-festive Wow! moment

Not for epilectics.

A LOT more at


This week I have mostly been..

…listening to Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band, and Howling Wolf.



26 December

· Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – Too Much Time – Clear Spot + Spotlight Kid CD – Reprise

· Ernest Wilson – I Know Myself – Reggae Anthology: The Channel One Story 2xCD – VP

· Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do – Safe As Milk CD – Buddha

· Sly & The Family Stone – Everyday People – Greatest Hits CD – Epic

· Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Dropout Boogie – Safe As Milk CD – Buddha

· Gregory Isaacs – A Few Words – Once Ago CD – Virgin

· Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Electricity – Safe As Milk CD – Buddha

· Rolling Stones – Rocks Off – Exile On Main Street CD – Virgin

· Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Yellow Brick Road – Safe As Milk CD – Buddha

· The Upsetters – Cheat Weston Head – Lee Scratch Perry: Born In The Sky CD – Motion

· Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Abba Zaba – Safe As Milk CD – Buddha

· New Order – Temptation – Substance 2xCD – Factory

· Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Autumn – Safe As Milk CD – Buddha

· Howling Wolf – Goin Down Slow – The Genuine Article: The Best Of CD – Chess

· Al Green – Jesus Is Waiting – Call Me CD – Hi

· Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits – Carboot Soul CD – Warp

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Rob co-founded BCB with Mary Dowson, back when the hills were young and it were all flat caps an chappatis round 'ere. It was known as Bradford Festival Radio then, and thanks to the generosity of Dusty Rhodes we got started. Now he takes photos, puts little silver discs in drawers, mumbles into microphones, and walks on the hills. Keep On Blowin..