Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band had supported Love at the Avalon Ballroom a month before, but they returned on June 17, 1966 as headliners. Then seen as a blues musician with a big voice, rather than the avant-garde experimentalist he would become, Beefheart didn't disappoint, performing no fewer than four Howlin' Wolf numbers amongst a number of other blues covers and a smattering of originals. The Magic Band at this time featured Doug Moon and Alex St. Clair on guitars, Jerry Handley on bass and Paul Blakely on drums. This Avalon show is augmented here by a number of bonus cuts from radio sessions and demos recorded between 1966 and 1968, all originals and all in surprisingly good quality for material of this vintage. The 2LP-set is rounded out with a rare radio interview with veteran Brit DJ John Peel, recorded one night in 1973 when Beefheart joined Peel on his radio show, while touring the UK.