BREAKING NEWS!
1 february 2018

i will spare you the details, but after a year of hopelessly suffering my quickly degenerating web host i have decided to discontinue our collaboration - and spread the word: freewebs sucks!

which means that with immediate effect captain beefheart electricity will be flashing on at the new address
beefheart.xyz
see you there, you're welcome...

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MEET THE CREW
captain beefheart's magic bandsflits

LINE UP part three
november 1969 - first half september 1971

meet all crews


13 - 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(11)
IAN UNDERWOOD * guitar #in&out
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet * harmonica


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

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #14 - art tripp / ed marimba, mark boston / rockette morton, don van vliet / captain beefheart, bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo - picture by john wiliams, early 1970

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


15 - LICK MY DECALS OFF, BABY april - september 1970

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #15 - jonh french / drumbo (front), art tripp / ed marimba, bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo, don van vliet / captain beefheart, mark boston / rockette morton - picture by ed thrasher 1971

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion ** broom #in11
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide guitar
ART TRIPP ed marimba * marimba * drums * percussion ** broom
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet * harmonica

release:
LICK MY DECALS OFF, BABY


16 - DECALS ON TOUR #1 october 1970 - 3 february 1971

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide guitar
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar #in&out(18)
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet * harmonica


17 same as 15 - DECALS ON TOUR #2 4 - 28 february 1971

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #17 - bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo, art tripp / ed marimba, don van vliet / captain beefheart, mark boston / rockette morton, john french / drumbo - usa tour 'lick my decals off, baby' february 1971

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


18 - THE SPOTLIGHT KID may - first half september 1971

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

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide guitar
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion ** marimba ** piano ** harpsichord
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica ** jingle bells
studio guest ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling ** guitar #in16&out19
studio guest RHYS CLARK ** drums #in&out

releases:
THE SPOTLIGHT KID 1972
nine outtakes SUN ZOOM SPARK 2014
bootlegged recordings:
cd #1 THE SPOTLIGHT KID OUTTAKES 1971-1972 2000


meet the NEXT LINE UP
or go to the discography for record details - but live recordings are part of the concerts

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

list by theo tieman 1995-2017

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