2017

Captain Beefheart Weekend: 'Beatle Bones ‘n’ Smokin’ Stones: Beefheart and Liverpool music' discussion

During the Captain Beefheart Weekend at Bluecaot in November 2017 a panel discussion considered his continuing impact on Liverpool culture and music-making. A panel comprising Dave Keight, co-founder of independent Liverpool record shop, Probe, and musicians Mike Badger (The La’s, The Onset, The Shady Trio), Steve Cole (a.p.P.A.t.T.) and Emily Lansley (Stealing Sheep) was chaired by Rebecca Ayres of Sound City. A music interlude followed, a short, improvised recording by South African artist Garth Erasmus, who was influenced by Beefheart during the Apartheid years. Photo: John Johnson.