captain beefheart electricity

DON'T ARGUE THE CAPTAIN
the interviews


 

or maybe the
BIOGRAPHY of CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND in a NUTSHELL

THIS is part 1 1965-1973 - 1974-1982 - crew - afterwards

part 1 INTERVIEWS 1965-1973

spring 1965: start of captain beefheart and the magic band
1998 england TALKING TO THE 25TH CENTURY QUAKER essential read (being) published 2000

spring 1966: first single diddy wah diddy released
040666 usa TOO MANY 'DIDDY WAHS' essential read with picture
07.66 usa THE GREAT GNOME BIOGRAPHY essential read pic

autumn 1967: first elpee safe as milk brought out

early 1968: european promotion tour
240168 england REFUSAL OF LEAVE TO LAND essential read published 1986 pic
030268 england THOSE BEEFHEART BLUES... pic
011015 england 'WE GOT HIGH IN THE DESERT' reprint!
080268 england FROM LULU TO BEEFHEART...
pic
160268 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: POP ARTAUD pic

spring 1968: second european tour, with 'strictly personal' material
300568 england PEOPLE TALK ABOUT... BEEFHEART! pic

autumn 1968: release of strictly personal

spring 1969: 'trout mask replica' recorded
07.69 usa vinyl MEATBALL FULTON INTERVIEW

fall 1969: trout mask replica released
mid0969 THE CAPTAIN unpublished
011069 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART IS ALIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

late 1969: visit to europe for amougies festival and london press conference
081169 england BEEFHEART, HAMBURGERS, HANG-UPS...
081169 england THE BEEFHEART / ZAPPA TALK-IN two pics
011115 england MELODY MAKER NOVEMBER 8 reprint!
011269 england
A FINE MADNESS four pics
121269 england THERE ARE FORTY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND FIVE OF THEM ARE HAMBURGERS four pics

early 1970: new line-up
early70 usa CAPT. BEEFHEART
010570 usa 'I WOULDN'T CALL IT DADA ROCK EXACTLY'
010870 england THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND reprint!
0111?70 germany CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!
140570 usa I'M NOT EVEN HERE, I JUST STICK AROUND FOR MY FRIENDS three pics
1974 usa book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!
2007 usa book I'M NOT EVEN HERE, I JUST STICK AROUND FOR M FRIENDS reprint!

late autumn 1970: album lick my decals off, baby
180271 usa ME AND BEEFHEART AT MANTENO
010310 england ME AND BEEFHEART AT MANTENO
reprint!

early 1971: usa 'lick my decals off, baby' tour
early0171 TEN YEARS AHEAD OF HIS TIME unpublished
150371 usa
A CHILD'S GARDEN OF BEEFHEART
010672 england A CHILD'S GARDEN OF BEEFHEART reprint!
150371 usa A PLAY ON WORDS two pics
010471 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S MAIDENFORM ROCK two pics
010471 usa IN SEARCH OF AMERICA three pics
010871 mexico ¿QUIÉN ES EL CAPITÁN BEEFHEART? reprint!
2007 usa
book IN SEARCH OF AMERICA reprint!
300571 usa BEEFHEART IN BLUNDERLAND
four pics
110771 japan BEEFHEART IN BLUNDERLAND reprint!

spring 1971: release of '67 mirror man recordings
010871 usa A DAY IN THE LIFE essential read

september 1971: visit to canada
011071 canada A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH 'BEEF THE CHIEF' four pics
2014 usa book DON VAN VLIET: I'M A SOFT STAR reprint!

october 1971: finishing new album 'the spotlight kid'
291171 england 'GUITAR IS LIKE THUMBING YOUR NOSE AT THE ANGELS' three pics

early 1972: the spotlight kid brought out, followed by usa tour
310172 usa AMERICA IS BULLISH ON CAPTAIN BEEFHEART pic
010272 usa THE SPOTLIGHT KID OFFSTAGE
130372 usa THE SPOTLIGHT KID
110372 england THE ROLL AIN'T STALE reprint!
190372 usa WHERE ARE THE ANIMALS IN THIS PROGRAM? three pics
early 02.72 usa radio 'MICHAEL TEARSON INTERVIEW' published 1985

2503-050472: european 'the spotlight kid' tour - england
120272 england SVENGALI ZAPPA AND A HORRIBLE FREAK CALLED BEEFHEART
250372 england THE CAPTAIN INVITES YOU TO DANCE
280372 england BEEFHEART INTERVIEW moonlight drive 1981
fall 1994 web 'LET'S HOPE THE HIP PEOPLE CHOOSE LIFE INSTEAD OF DEATH ON THEIR HIP' reprint!
010472 england
ZAPPA STOLE MY IDEAS, SAYS THE CAPTAIN pic
010472 england A TRIP INTO THE MIND OF THE SPOTLIGHT KID pic
011072 usa SPOTLIGHT KID TALKING reprint!
010472 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART IN THE TALK-IN four pics
040472 england LOVE OVER GOLD pic
150472 england BEEF ART
220472 england
CAPTAIN'S LOG pic
280472 england ROUGH TRADE FROM VENUS HITS IT BIG five pics
010572 england 'I WISH ACID HAD NEVER BEGUN'
010572 england BEEFHEART'S BOOGIE
020672 england 'EVERYONE SHOULD GO FLY A KITE'
1998 england book 'EVERYONE SHOULD GO FLY A KITE' half reprint!
060572 england MEN'S MUSIC FOR WOMEN

010573 england JOTTINGS FOR THE BEEFHEART ARCHIVES pic

07&080472: european 'the spotlight kid' tour - holland
  150472 holland ER BESTAAN TWEE CAPTAIN BEEFHEARTS
210472 holland 'MUSICI WERKEN, MAAR WIJ SPELEN'
260472 holland 'DE ENIGE LEIDER ZIT ACHTER JE KUIT'
050572 holland 'IK WIL HUILEN ALS EEN WEERWOLF'

09or100472: european 'the spotlight kid' tour - norway
3/1972 norway [TITLE UNKNOWN] gateavisa

150472: european 'the spotlight kid' tour - france
110572 france CAPTAIN BEEFHEART ET LES RELATIONS TÉLÉPATHIQUES pic
010672 france CAPTAIN FRACASSE six pics
3/1972 switzerland CAPTAINE ÂME D'ABEILLE - COEUR DE BOEUF pic

end 1972: release of elpee clear spot
201172 usa THE TENDERIZED BEEFHEART two pics
201172 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART MEETS THE WOLFMAN essential read three pics
141272 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, A STRANGELY ACCESSIBLE IMPRESSIONIST FREAK
171272 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART A SUCCESS?
241272 usa YOURS FOR A 'HAPPY NEW BEEFHEART'
040173 usa
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART SINGS FOR WOMEN pic
2007 usa book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART SINGS FOR WOMEN reprint!
180173 usa BEEFHEART from the 'fringes'...

010273 france PAS FOU, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART?
010773 usa CONVERSATION WITH CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

early 1973: usa and canada 'clear spot' tour
190273 usa [TITLE UNKNOWN] circular
100573 usa LOW YO YO-ING IT IN BLUNDERLAND essential read pic
010473 canada KNOW WHAT I MEAN? pic
2014 usa book DON VAN VLIET: KNOW WHAT I MEAN? reprint!

spring 1973: european promotion tour of 'clear spot'
170373 england THE CAPTAIN'S KIND TO ANIMALS TOO... pic
140473 england SO AS CAPTAIN BEEFHEART SAID TO GEORGE BEST LAST WEEK...
140473 england THE BEEF OF THE MATTER pic
& 210473 england YOU GOTTA PLAY BACH WITH BITE... pic
010311 england [UNTITLED] reprint!

140473 england CAPTAIN FINDS HIS WATER
010773 germany [TITLE UNKNOWN] music scene reprint!
  210473 england THE CAPTAIN BEEFING ON BEHALF OF WOMEN
090673 england 'ALICE IS REAL SICK'
011073 england TO BE FAR OUT OR NOT TO BEEFHEART OUT pic
010274 england A QUICKIE CHAT

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notes:
blue = recybered or linked current score 223
black = waiting to be added 71 including translations
red = text not found yet 12
still without transcriptions of radio interviews
pic indicates the amount of contemporary pictures illustrating the text



part of cartoon inspired by bill harkleroad's book lunar notes:

MUSICAL LEGENDS
usa 010699 pulse #182

TALKING TO THE PRESS, BEEFHEART GAVE A FALSE IMPRESSION
ABOUT THE BAND'S RECORD, TAKING ALL THE CREDIT FOR HIMSELF:
captain beefheart comic - pulse 010699 usa
BAND MEMBERS HAVE SINCE COME TO QUALIFY BEEFHEART'S CLAIMS

drawing by justin green - text by ned hammap

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