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MEET THE CREW
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LINE UP part four
second half september 1971 - july 1975

meet all crews


19 same as 16 - SMALL SPOTLIGHT TOUR second half september - first half october 1971

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion &out28
BILL HARKLEROAD
zoot horn rollo
* guitar * slide-guitar
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar #in(18)&out21
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * sax * harmonica


20 same as 14 - BROWN STAR second half october - december 1971 studio

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

bootlegged recordings:
cd #2
THE SPOTLIGHT KID OUTTAKES 1971-1972 2000


21 - BIG SPOTLIGHT TOUR #1 january - february 1972

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
  BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide-guitar
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar #in19
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * sax * harmonica


22 - BIG SPOTLIGHT TOUR #2 march - june 1972

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #22 - don van vliet / captain beefheart, elliot ingber / winged eel fingerling, mark boston / rockette morton, bill harkleroad / zoot horn rollo, art tripp / ed marimba, roy estrada / oréjon / audi hon - beat club tv appearance, germany 1972

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon * bass guitar #in(11)
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide-guitar
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar &out28
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * sax * harmonica


23 - CLEAR SPOT july - november 1972

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * guitar * rhythm guitar ** bass guitar
ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon * bass guitar
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide-guitar
ART TRIPP ed marimba / ted cactus * drums * percussion ** tattoos
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica ** wings on singabus
studio guest THE BLACKBERRIES ** background vocals #in&out
studio guest MILT HOLLAND ** percussion #in(6)&out
studio guest RUSS TITELMAN ** guitar #in(6)&out

releases:
CLEAR SPOT
five outtakes SUN ZOOM SPARK 2014
bootlegged recordings:
cd #3
THE SPOTLIGHT KID OUTTAKES 1971-1972 2000


24 - CLEAR TOUR december 1972 - summer 1973

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon * bass guitar &out
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide-guitar
ALEX SNOUFFER alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar * slide guitar #in8
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica


25 - NO GUARANTEE fall 1973 - mid march 1974 studio

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar ** guitar &out
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar * slide-guitar &out
ALEX SNOUFFER alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar * slide guitar &out
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion &out(35)
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica
studio guests: two members of next line-up

release:
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED 1974


26 - TRAGIC LIVE BAND late march - june 1974
according to don van vliet shouldn't be mentioned

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #24 - 1974 live 'tragic band'

release:
live 9 june 1974 LIVE - LONDON '74 2006


27 - TRAGIC BAND fall 1974 studio
according to don van vliet shouldn't be mentioned

release:
BLUEJEANS AND MOONBEAMS


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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

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