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The Captain's Conjurors: The Magic Band

Mike Barnes, The Wire, April 2003

With the 1982 LP Ice Cream For Crow, the legendary Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, laid the final incarnation of his Magic Band back into his conjuror's cabinet. 21 years later, four former Beefheart associates have reunited in a bid to prove the longevity of Beefheart's unearthly rock sound. Interviewing all four members, Mike Barnes finds out how the crew are faring without their Captain

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