captain beefheart electricity

MEET THE CREW
captain beefheart's magic bands
and the recordings


 

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

THIS is part ZERO:
first: MAGIC BANDS chronological
next: MEMBERS alphabetical

to identify the line-ups i gave them names!

part 1 when alex snouffer was captain beefheart :
1 - THE START fall 1964-march 1965
2 - NEXT STEP april 1965
3
same as 1 - LOCAL FAME may-october 1965
4 - BROADER RECOGNITION november 1965-first half january 1966
5 - DIDDY WAH DIDDY second half january 1966-first half may 1966
6 - AVALON BALLROOM second half may 1966
7 - MOONCHILD late may or early june 1966
part 2:
8 same as 1 and 3 - ELECTRICITY second half june-mid october 1966
9 - GETTING MAGIC late october 1966-march 1967
10 - SAFE AS MILK april-11 june 1967
11 - LIVE AS MILK july 1967
12 - BROWN WRAPPER august 1967-1 june 1968
part 3:
13 - INTERLUDE june-july 1968
14 - NEW TAKE-OFF august 1968
studio only
15 - TROUT MASK REPLICA september 1968-summer 1969
16 - AMOUGIES ONE-OFF second half october 1969
17 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #1 mid november 1969
18 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #2 late november 1969-march 1970
part 4:
19 - LICK MY DECALS OFF, BABY april-end september 1970
20 - DECALS ON TOUR #1 october 1970-3 february 1971
21 same as 19 - DECALS ON TOUR #2 4-28 february 1971
22 - THE SPOTLIGHT KID may-august 1971
23 - SPOTLIGHT TOUR #1 september 1971-february 1972
24 - SPOTLIGHT TOUR #2 march-june 1972
part 5:
25 - CLEAR SPOT july-november 1972
26 - CLEAR TOUR december 1972-summer 1973
27 - NO GUARANTEE fall 1973-mid march 1974
studio only
28 - TRAGIC LIVE BAND late march 1974-summer 1974
29 - TRAGIC BAND fall 1974
studio only
30 - BAND OF GYPSIES june-july 1975
part 6:
31 - RE-START august 1975-january 1976
32 - BAT CHAIN PULLER february-april 1976
studio only
33 - LIVE BAT #1 fall 1976-june 1977
34 - LIVE BAT #2 july 1977
35 - LIVE BAT #3 august 1977-first half march 1978
36 - LIVE BAT-BEAST second half march-first half may 1978
37 - SHINY BEAST june-end 1978
part 7:
38 - DOC AT THE RADAR STATION january-september 1980
studio only
39 - LIVE DOC october 1980-30 january 1981
40 - ICE CREAM FOR CROW march-first half august 1982
studio only

remarks
for details about their records, see the discography
some time spans from 1964-66 are a reliable guess



the following
persons once were MEMBERS of the crew:

JIMMY CARL BLACK
indian ink
* drums (15) 30

PAUL BLAKELY
* drums
1 3 8
MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar 15-27

JEFF BRUCHELL * drums
16
RY COODER * guitar
10
JEFF COTTON antennae jimmy semens * guitar 12-15
GREG DAVIDSON ella guru * guitar 30
HARRY DUNCAN * harmonica
(33-36)
MARY JANE EISENBERG * shake bouquet
37
ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon * bass guitar (15) 24-26
ERIC DREW FELDMAN black jew kittaboo * bass guitar * keyboards 33-39 (40)
BRUCE FOWLER fossil / old hat * air-bass * trombone 30-31 36-38
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * guitar 9-15 19-21 30-32 34 38
FUZZY FUSCALDO * rhythm guitar
28
DAVID GATES * guitar
7
MARK GIBBONS * keyboards
29
TOM GRASSO * piano
17
TY GRIMES * drums * percussion
28-29
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
1-13
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar 13-27
VICTOR HAYDEN
the mascara snake * clarinet 15-16
RICHARD HEPNER * guitar
5
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar 20 (22) 23-24 30-31
IRA INGBER * bass guitar
29
GARY JAYE * drums
33
GARY LUCAS * guitar
(38-39) 40
MARK MARCELLINO * keyboards
(27)
GARY MARKER * bass guitar
14
CLIFF MARTINEZ * drums * percussion
40
GERRY MCGEE * guitar
11
DOUG MOON * guitar
1-9 (15)
VIC MORTENSEN * drums
2 4
GENE PELLO * drums
29
DON PRESTON * keyboards
(15)
RICHARD REDUS mercury josef * guitar * bass guitar 37
DEL SIMMONS * sax * flute
(27) 28
DEAN SMITH * guitar
28-29
MICHAEL SMOTHERMAN * keyboards
28-29
ALEX SNOUFFER alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar * drums 1-12 26-27
RICHARD SNYDER midnight hatsize * guitar * bass guitar 39-40
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar 32-40
JOHN THOMAS * keyboards
32
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * marimba (15) 17-27 (37)
PAUL UHRIG * bass
28
IAN UNDERWOOD * guitar
17
DON VAN VLIET
captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica * sax * clarinet all
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar 31-36 (39)
ROBERT WILLIAMS wait for me * drums 35-39
FRANK ZAPPA * guitar
(16)

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notes
their famous beefheartian identities are mentioned in green lettering!
(..) means guest appearance
guest appearances, short memberships and the 1974 'tragic band' in thinner lettering!


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