Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Captain Beefheart: The Biography

Captain Beefheart: The Biography (Paperback)

£9.95
Unavailable. No reason given.
Unavailable

Synopsis

Even in the 1960s, there was nothing on earth like Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. After conventional rock beginnings, The Captain - aka Don Van Vliet - formed his legendary band in 1964 and went on to stake out startling new possibilities for rock music. His highly individual vocal style, the surreal poetry and a reclusive nature turned The Captain into an iconic counterculture hero who would eventually abandon music for painting. As an artist he then acquired a major international reputation for his figurative and expressionist oil paintings. This edition of the acclaimed biography has been updated to include the most recent reports from Don van Vliet's base camp in Northern California. Mike Barnes gives an assured survey of all of Don Van Vliet's creative work as well as an insight into the extraordinary personality behind it and the history of a truly original rock band.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Omnibus Press Publication Date: 01/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9780711941342  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Unavailable. No reason given.  

Mike Barnes was a regular contributor to Select magazine and his work regularly appears in Mojo and Wire. He plays the drums.

More books by Mike Barnes

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Beatles in Japan
(Hardback)
Carolyn S. Stevens
 
 
£110.00
 
The Nobel Lecture
(Hardback)
Bob Dylan
 
 
£9.99
 
London Rock: The Unseen Archive
(Hardback)
Alec Byrne
 
 
£50.00
 
Status Quo Song by Song
(Paperback)
Graeme Stroud
 
 
£16.99
 
Latest Blog
Why Little Women is the Perfect Christmas Read
15/12/2017

Publisher of the Macmillan Collectors Library, Harriet Sanders, celebrates the arrival on tv this Christmas of Little Women

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two
13/12/2017

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi
12/12/2017

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd