don van vliet
 
a.k.a.
 captain beefheart

BOOKS

 

   
the lives and times of captain beefheart

edited by john muir
    (19??, book, uk, babylon books)

garantiert ungewönlich... das leben des captain beefheart

by colin david webb
    (1990, book, ger, sonnentanz-verlag)

captain beefheart & his magic band

by guy cosson
    (1994, book, france, éditions paralleles)

fast and bulbous - the captain beefheart story

by ben cruikshank
    (1996, book, uk, agenda)

lunar notes

by bill harkleroad (and billy james)
    (1998, book, uk, saf publishing)

"lunar notes" is a book about bill harkleroad's (aka zoot horn rollo) captain beefheart experience.  written by bill harkleroad and billy james (aka ant-bee).

riding some kind of unusual skull sleigh - on the arts of don van vliet

by w.c.bamberger
    (1999, book, usa, alap editions)

lunar notes

by bill harkleroad (and billy james)
    (1999, book, japan, editions de la rose des vents / suiseisha)

This is a japanese edition of the "Lunar Notes" book that got published by SAF in 1998.

captain beefheart - tin teardrop

by ken brooks
    (2000, book, uk agenda ltd)

captain beefheart

by mike barnes
    (2000, book, uk, quartet books)

cucamonga

by rudy vanderlans
    (2000, book + cd, usa, emigre)

book of changes

interviews by kristine mckenna
    (2001, book, usa fantagraphics)

  • a collection of interviews with a.o. robert crumb, tom waits and don van vliet. the book has been illustrated by various comic book artists.

 

frank zappa and captain beefheart  -  zapped

assembled by jeff watts
    (2005, book, uk, ozit / morpheus records)

  • a collection of writings about frank zappa, the mothers of invention and captain beefheart

the abba to zappa of captain beefheart and his magic band in the early to mid 1970's

assembled by jeff watts
    (2005, book, uk, ozit / morpheus records)

  • a collection of writings about captain beefheart and his magic band (and also frank zappa) in the early to mid 1970's.

 

captain beefheart & the magic band - hungry and weird

assembled by jeff watts
    (2006, book, uk, ozit / morpheus records)

  • a collection of writings about captain beefheart and his magic band.
 

captain beefheart: the biography

by mike barnes
    (2006, book, japan, kawade shobo shinsha)

This is a japanese edition of Mike Barnes' biography that got released by Quartet Books in 2000.

trout mask replica

by kevin courrier
    (2007, book, usa, continuum)

 

beefheart: through the eyes of magic

by john 'drumbo' french
    (2010, book, uk, proper music publishing)

880 pages, hardback book. Includes reminiscences from key members of The Magic Band and The Mothers Of Invention.

 

sheik yer replica ! - frank zappa / captain beefheart disc guide

by koji wakui
    (2011, book, japan, ??)

- 240 page glossy paperback with Zappa & Beefheart discography