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DON'T ARGUE WITH THE CAPTAIN

history - interviews and stories

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chapter ONE
FROM SCRATCH TO DECALS
1965-1971
how their first tunes changed to avant-garde rock 'n' roll
on 'safe as milk', 'strictly personal', 'trout mask replica' and 'lick my decals off, baby'

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  spring 1965: start of captain beefheart and the magic band
story
1998 england TALKING TO THE 25TH CENTURY QUAKER

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

autumn 1967: first elpee safe as milk brought out
story 091167 usa SAFE AS BABY ROLLING STONE pic

early 1968: european promotion tour
story 240168 england REFUSAL OF LEAVE TO LAND pic
story 010268 england THE MAGIC MUSIC FROM THE DESERT 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

second half 1968: 'trout mask replica' rehearsals
story THE CAPTAIN'S FAT THERESA SHOES

december 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mid0969 THE CAPTAIN unpublished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 MY 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!

story 150371 usa THE BEEFHEART TV BOOGIE pic
 

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!
story 300571 usa CAPTAIN TEASER two pics
300571 usa BEEFHEART IN BLUNDERLAND
four pics
110771 japan BEEFHEART IN BLUNDERLAND reprint!

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


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notes:
BLUE TITLE
= recybered or linked
pic
indicates the amount of contemporary pictures illustrating the text
BLACK TITLE = waiting to be added including translations
RED TITLE
= text not found yet

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other chapters: light kids and clear spots 1972-73 - tragic year and return 1974-78 - shiny end 1978-82 - what the crew like to say - don van vliet before and after beefheart

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