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MEET THE CREW
captain beefheart's magic bands

flits

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and / & his / the MAGIC BAND
line ups and records

THIS is part ZERO:
with first: MAGIC BANDS chronological
and then: MEMBERS alphabetical

to identify the line-ups i gave them names!

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captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #1 - alex snouffer / captain beefheart, paul blakely, doug moon, don van vliet, jerry handley - from notes 'grow fins' box set

part 1:
when alex snouffer was captain beefheart :
1 - WARMING-UP fall 1964 - february 1965
2 - LOCAL FAME march - october 1965
3 - DIDDY WAH DIDDY november 1965 - march 1966
when don van vliet was captain beefheart :
4
same as 1 - ELECTRICITY april - mid october 1966
5 - GETTING MAGIC late october 1966 - march 1967
6 - SAFE AS MILK april - 11 june 1967
part 2:
7 - LIVE AS MILK july 1967
8 - BROWN WRAPPER august 1967 - 1 june 1968
9 - INTERLUDE june - july 1968
10 - NEW TAKE-OFF august 1968 studio only
11 - TROUT MASK REPLICA september 1968 - summer 1969
12 - AMOUGIES ONE-OFF second half october 1969
part 3:
 13 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #1 mid november 1969
14 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #2 late november 1969 - march 1970
15 - LICK MY DECALS OFF, BABY april - end september 1970
16 - DECALS ON TOUR #1 october 1970 - 3 february 1971
17 same as 15 - DECALS ON TOUR #2 4 - 28 february 1971
18 - THE SPOTLIGHT KID may - first half september 1971
part 4:
19
same as 16 - SMALL SPOTLIGHT TOUR second half september - first half october 1971
20 - BROWN STAR second half october - december 1971
studio only
21 - BIG SPOTLIGHT TOUR #1 january - february 1972
22 - BIG SPOTLIGHT TOUR #2 march - june 1972
23 - CLEAR SPOT july - november 1972
24 - CLEAR TOUR december 1972 - summer 1973
25 - NO GUARANTEE fall 1973 - mid march 1974 studio only
26 - TRAGIC LIVE BAND late march - june 1974
27 - TRAGIC BAND fall 1974 studio only

part 5:
28 - 'BAND OF GYPSIES' june - july 1975
29 - RE-START august 1975 - january 1976
30 - BAT CHAIN PULLER february - april 1976 studio only
31 - LIVE BAT #1 november 1976 - early may 1977
32 - LIVE BAT #2 june - july 1977
33 - LIVE BAT #3 october 1977 - first half march 1978
34 - LIVE BAT-BEAST second half march - first half may 1978
part 6:
35 - SHINY BEAST second half may - december 1978
36 - DOC AT THE RADAR STATION march - july 1980 studio only
37 - LIVE DOC october 1980 - 30 january 1981
38 - ICE CREAM FOR CROW april - first half august 1982 studio only

remark
for full details about their records, see the discography

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #38- richard snyder / midnight hatsize, jeff moris tepper / white jew, don van vliet / captain beefheart, gary lucas, cliff r. martinez - picture by kate simon, summer 1982


the following persons once were MEMBERS of the crew:
but note

their famous beefheartian identities are mentioned in green!
guest appearances, short memberships and the 1974 'tragic band' are in thinner lettering!
(..) means guest appearance
anyone who's name is underlined had something to tell about being part of the happening...


JIMMY CARL BLACK
indian ink
* drums (11) 28
PAUL BLAKELY
* drums
1 4
MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar 11-25
JEFF BRUCHELL * drums
12
RY COODER * guitar
6
JEFF COTTON antennae jimmy semens * guitar 8-11
GREG DAVIDSON ella guru * guitar 28
HARRY DUNCAN ** harmonica
(31-34)
MARY JANE EISENBERG ** shake bouquet ** maracas 35

ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon * bass guitar (11) 22-24
ERIC DREW FELDMAN black jew kittaboo * bass guitar * keyboards 31-37 (38)
BRUCE FOWLER fossil / old hat * air-bass * trombone 28-29 34-36
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * guitar 5-11 15-19 28-30 32 36
FUZZY FUSCALDO * rhythm guitar 26

DAVID GATES ** harpsichord ** background vocal 3
MARK GIBBONS * keyboards 27
TOM GRASSO * piano
13
TY GRIMES * drums * percussion
26-27
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
1-9
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar 9-25
VICTOR HAYDEN
the mascara snake ** bass clarinet ** vocal 11-12
RICHARD HEPNER * guitar
3
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar 16 (18) 19 21-22 28-29
IRA INGBER * bass guitar
27
GARY JAYE * drums
31
GARY LUCAS * guitar ** french horn ** national steel dualion ** poetry reading ** bass
(36-37) 38
MARK MARCELLINO * keyboards
(25) 26
GARY MARKER * bass guitar
10
CLIFF MARTINEZ * drums * percussion
38
GERRY MCGEE * guitar
7
DOUG MOON * guitar
1-5 (11)
VIC MORTENSEN * drums
2
GENE PELLO * drums
27
DON PRESTON * keyboards
(11)
RICHARD REDUS mercury josef * guitar * bass guitar 35
DEL SIMMONS * sax * flute
(25) 26
DEAN SMITH * guitar
26-27
MICHAEL SMOTHERMAN * keyboards
26-27
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart / alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar * drums 1-8 24-25
RICHARD SNYDER brave midnight hat-size * guitar * bass guitar 37-38
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar 30-40
JOHN THOMAS * acoustic piano * rhodes piano * mini moog
30
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * marimba (11) 13-25 (35)
PAUL UHRIG * bass
26
IAN UNDERWOOD * guitar
13
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica * sax * clarinet all
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar ** accordion 29-34 (37)
ROBERT WILLIAMS wait for me * drums 33-37
FRANK ZAPPA ** guitar
(12)

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lists by theo tieman ©1995-2018

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line up #18 - front row: art tripp / ed marimba, don van vliet / captain beefheart, john french / drumbo; back row: mark boston / rockette, bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo - picture by jim marshall, spring 1971

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