captain beefheart electricity

DON'T ARGUE THE CAPTAIN
the interviews


 

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

1965-1973 - THIS is part 2 1974-1982 - crew - afterwards

part 2 INTERVIEWS 1974-1982

early 1974: magic band quits due to commercial direction

march 1974: unconditionally guaranteed album
060674 usa NEW FACE, NEW MUSIC with picture
2007 usa book NEW FACE, NEW MUSIC reprint!

spring 1974: north america tour with 'tragic band'
190474 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART los angeles free press
010574 usa 'I HATE NEON LIGHTS!'
040574 canada CAPTAIN B - MUSIC FROM THE HEART
published in england
010674 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART emergency illustrated
010974 canada
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART beetle pic

late may & june 1974: european tour with 'tragic band'
010674 england 'MUSIC IS A POOR SECOND EVERY TIME'
010974 germany KÄPT'N AUF DEM KOHLEDAMPFER? reprint!
010674 england OLD FART AT PLAY two pics
1975 england book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!
080674 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS TRAGIC BAND essential read
190674 holland
MAGIE VOOR EENZAMEN OF VOOR HET VOLK? pic
010774 france CAPITAINE BOOGIE
010774 scotland A BRIEF CHAT WITH CAPTAIN BEEFHEART three pics
280774 italy LA MONTAGNA (NON È PIÙ) SACRA
010874 england WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAGIC BAND? essential read
011074 finland PIHVISYDÄNTÄ EI KESYTETÄ
291174 spain CAPTAIN BEEFHEART O LA NUEVA FACETA DEL BLUES

late 1974: release of bluejeans and moonbeams by 'tragic band'

spring 1975: bongo fury usa tour with frank zappa - album promotion in autumn
03.75 usa TROUT MASK RENDEZVOUS reader 300580 essential read (old) pic
230475 usa tape 'BONGO LECTURE' fragment real audio
290575 usa BEEFHEART: 1975 BEATNIK
030775 usa ZAPPA AND THE CAPTAIN COOK pic
2007 usa book ZAPPA AND THE CAPTAIN COOK reprint!
010176 usa
PENGUINS IN BONDAGE pic
030176 england BLLLAAAaaaaahhhhhHHHHHH

050775: first performance of revised band at knebworth festival, uk
190775 england OLE SWOLLEN FINGERS VERSUS DUCK HARKLEROAD pic also bill harkleroad
020875 england BEEFHEART AND A MOTHER FIGURE pic
010975 england MY BEEF ~ THE CAPTAIN REVEALS ALL!
010975 germany REDEN WIR MAL 'NE MINUTE ÜBER MUSIK

late autumn 1975: european tour
181075 england ROCK - THE CAPTAIN'S DOWNFALL pic
191175 holland MIJN HOOFD IS MIJN ENIGE HUIS, TENZIJ HET REGENT
221175 england A RAP WIT' DE CAP pic
010176 finland PIHVISYDÄNTÄ A'LA DON VAN VLIET

spring 1976: recording of (unreleased) bat chain puller elpee
201176 england BEEFHEART DISCOVERS 'WORLD'S GREATEST BAND' SENSATION

december 1976: some gigs in california, usa
270177 usa THE CAPTAIN'S NEW MAGIC

first half 1977: guest recordings for album 'now' by the tubes
1-1977 usa THE SPUTNIK AND THE BLIMP essential read pic

april, july and first half november 1977: spread north-american gigs
290477 usa 'I'M NOTHING LIKE WHAT PEOPLE THINK'
230977 canada BEEFHEART REVEALS SANITY 

191177: performance in paris, france, followed by press meetings in london, uk
031277 england CAPTAIN HORN-BLOWER
101277 england DANCING WITH THE CAPTAIN two pics
010178 england THE RETURN OF... THE ZIGZAG WANDERER two pics
050278 italy MA QUESTO È CAPTAIN BEEFHEART!

late 1977 through first half 1978: further usa gigs
010378 usa AN ARTIST, A HEARTIST
010103 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!
010478 england THE KOOK WHO FELL TO EARTH
130578 england RETURN OF THE CAPTAIN
210778 usa SLEIGHT OF HAND, SLEIGHT OF MIND

february(?) 1978: guest recording for 'blue collar' movie soundtrack
2-1978 australia radio HARD WORKIN' FUCKIN' MAN real audio essential listen details

summer 1978: recording of shiny beast (bat chain puller)
011078 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART TAKES UP CUDGEL... two pics

late 1978: usa tour
11.78 usa radio DR. DEMENTO RADIO SHOW real audio fragment
±021278 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: MUSICAL SCULPTOR
191278 usa vinyl DIRECT NEWS
010179 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART PULLS A HAT OUT OF HIS RABBIT pic
011079 japan 'WHY DON'T YOU LISTEN? THERE IS A SOUND.' reprint!
010200 england 'THE MASTER MUST SPEAK TO YOU'

010279 usa THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING... pic
010579 germany WAS NEUES VOM CAPTAIN?

1979 and early 1980: relaxing from making weird music
010580 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART wet pic
0106?86 england [TITLE UNKNOWN] reprint!
2001 usa book DON VAN VLIET - 1980: VENICE, CALIFORNIA half reprint! 

summer 1980: recording of album doc at the radar station
270780 usa BEEFING UP ON CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
011180 england TALKING PICTURES almost the same as confidences
011280 france ROCK 'N' ROLL CONFIDENCES: CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
010181 italy IL CORVO E LA VOLPE includes confidences
010281 finland MAALARI, KIRJAILIJA, MUUSIKKO, NERO includes confidences
011080 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S FAR CRY
010181 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S IRIDESCENT LOGIC reprint! three pics
010581 usa BEATING 'ROUND THE BUSH WITH BEEFHEART reprint!
2007 usa book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S FAR CRY reprint!
010311 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S FAR CRY
reprint!
011180 england RAP'N WITH THE CAP'N / TALES OF TRANSMUTATION four pics
011016 england 'I SOLD ALDOUS HUXLEY A VACUUM CLEANER...' reprint!
011280 usa NAVIGATIONS FROM THE MOJAVE
reprint!
060281 australia IF YOU HAD TOO MUCH TO THINK LAST NIGHT, SEE DOC AT THE RADAR STATION reprint!
051180 usa KNOW WHAT I MEAN ?
271180 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S SHIP COMES IN pic
111280 australia CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S SHIP COMES IN reprint!
1990 usa
book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (1980) reprint!
2007 usa book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S SHIP COMES IN reprint!
010211 italy L'UOMO
CHE AMAVA LE CAPRE reprint!

late autumn 1980: european tour
11(?)1180 radio 'CAPITOL CAPTAIN' in two parts real audio
151180 france UN ANALPHABÈTE DU ROCK
191180 holland DE VOORUITZIENDE BLIK VAN CAPTAIN BEEFHEART two pics
051280 ireland THE BEEFING OF ANOTHER HEART

end 1980 / january 1981: usa and canada tour
011280 usa THE BEATING OF AN ASHTRAY HEART six pics
031280 usa RARE BEEFHEART NAVIGATING THE NEW WAVE
131280 usa WHERE'S THE BEEF? published in 1985
late1280 usa GENUINE BEEFHEART
010181 germany SO NAH WIE EIN KANINCHEN EINEM PAPAGEI KOMMT
010181 usa 'COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL? WHY NOT' two pics
230181 canada BETTER AT SPELLING THAN MUSIC
010281 usa PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A MEAN LITTLE BOY

010381 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S GROWN THE BEST BATCH YET pic
010381 usa AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT pic
010381 germany UND DU MERKST, DASS ER WIRKLICH SIEHT!
010681 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART music and sound output pic
010384 england CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS VERSUS THE DISCO-FUTURE

7 august 1982: making of the clip to eventually their last record ice cream for crow
180982 england EXTRA TERRESTRIAL MAN two pics
021082 england THE HOST, THE MOST, THE HOLY GHOST two pics
111182 usa teevee THE LATE SHOW [1]
011282 usa SONIC SCULPTURE IN THE MOJAVE two pics
310183 usa 'STROKE OF GENIUS' pic
010283 usa IN SEARCH OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART two pics
110383 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S TARANTULA TALES
230483 holland JEANS IN DE WOESTIJN two pics

through the years: some short left-overs
1977-81 YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? collection of fragments two pics

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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

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