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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and the MAGIC BAND

THIS is PART 3 line ups 13-18 interlude [....] new construction #2 06.68-03.70

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13 - INTERLUDE june-july 1968

JEFF COTTON antennae jimmy semens * guitar * slide guitar
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar &out
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide guitar #in
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax ** bass clarinet


14 - NEW TAKE-OFF august 1968 studio

JEFF COTTON antennae jimmy semens * guitar * slide guitar
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide guitar
GARY MARKER * bass guitar #in&out
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax ** bass clarinet

OFFICIAL release:
two tracks 2lp/cd TROUT MASK REPLICA 1969
re-issues and compilations:
ceedee FROWNLAND
2ceedee THE DUST BLOWS FORWARD one track


15 - TROUT MASK REPLICA september 1968-summer 1969

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line up #15 - don van vliet / captain beefheart, jeff cotton / antennae jimmy semens, bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo, mark boston / rockette morton, (front:) john french / drumbo - picture by ed caraeff, summer 1969

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar ** narration #in
JEFF COTTON antennae jimmy semens * guitar * steel-appendage guitar ** lead vocal ** flesh horn &out
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion &out[spring69]19
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * steel-appendage guitar * glass finger guitar
VICTOR HAYDEN the mascara snake ** bass clarinet ** vocal #in[winter68]
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet ** simran horn ** musette ** hunting horn
studio guest DOUG MOON ** acoustic guitar #in9&out
accidental studio guest JIMMY CARL BLACK indian ink ** drums #in&out30
accidental studio guest ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon ** bass guitar #in&out24
accidental studio guest DON PRESTON ** keyboards #in&out
accidental studio guest ART TRIPP ed marimba ** drums ** percussion #in&out17

OFFICIAL releases:
twenty-six tracks 2lp/cd TROUT MASK REPLICA 1969
seventeen rehearsals 5cd/6lp GROW FINS 1999
re-issues and compilations:
ceedee FROWNLAND twenty-four tracks
2ceedee the DUST BLOWS FORWARD six tracks

ILLEGAL releases:
ceedee BAT CHAINED TROUT SESSIONS twelve rehearsals
ceedee the EARLY YEARS 1959-1969 nine rehearsals
flexi DACHAU BLUES one track
postcard DACHAU BLUES one track
flexi WELL one track
flexi WHEN BIG JOAN SETS UP one track


16 - AMOUGIES ONE-OFF second half october 1969

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line-up #16 - bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo, don van vliet / captain beefheart, mark boston / rockette morton, jeff burchell, victor hayden / the mascara snake - actuel festival late october 1969, amougies, belgium

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar
JEFF BRUCHELL * drums * percussion #in&out
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * steel-appendage guitar * glass finger guitar
VICTOR HAYDEN the mascara snake ** bass clarinet &out
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet ** harmonica
live guest FRANK ZAPPA ** electric guitar #in&out

OFFICIAL releases:
two tracks video / one track 5cd/6lp GROW FINS 1999
two tracks also video 2ceedee VARIOUS ARTISTS * an ANTHOLOGY OF NOISE & ELECTRONIC MUSIC second a-chronology 2003

ILLEGAL releases:
elpee FRANK ZAPPA / PINK FLOYD / CAPTAIN BEEFHEART * INTER-ZAPPA OVERDRIVE three tracks
cd/lp DUST SUCKER one track


17 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #1 mid november 1969

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
TOM GRASSO * piano #in&out
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide-guitar
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion * marimba #in(15)
IAN UNDERWOOD * guitar #in&out
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet * harmonica


18 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #2 late november 1969-march 1970

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line-up #18 - art tripp / ed marimba, mark boston / rockette morton, don van vliet / captain beefheart, bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo - usa 140570 rolling stone #58 - picture by john wiliams

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide-guitar
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion * marimba
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet * harmonica


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notes: studio = studio band only; #in = enters the band, 15 or (15) = after having played (or: guested) in line-up 15; &out = leaves the band, 20 or (20) = to return (as guest) in line-up 20

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