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captain beefheart's magic bands
and the recordings


 

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART and the MAGIC BAND

THIS is PART 5 line ups 26-31 clear spot [....] band of gypsies 07.72-07.75

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25 - 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(10)&out
studio guest RUSS TITELMAN ** guitar #in(10)&out

OFFICIAL releases:
twelve tracks elpee CLEAR SPOT 1972
one track 281072 5cd/6lp GROW FINS 1999
re-issues and compilations:
2elpee DOUBLE DYNAMITE - 2 ORIGINALS
ceedee the SPOTLIGHT KID / CLEAR SPOT
2ceedee the DUST BLOWS FORWARD seven tracks

ILLEGAL releases:
 2ceedee WHERE'S THE BEEF? [amount unknown]
ceedee TOWN HALL NYC 28-10-72 281072


26 - 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 #in12
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica

OFFICIAL release:
two tracks 021272 5cd/6lp GROW FINS 1999

ILLEGAL releases:
elpee MAGIC MAN MAGIC two tracks 030173 + eight tracks 050173
lp/cd WHAT'S ALL THIS BOOGA-BOOGA MUSIC? two tracks 030173 + eight tracks 050173
ceedee MOJAVE MAGIC MAN two tracks 030173 + eight tracks 050173
ceedee RAILROADISM one track 240273
veedee CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND THE MAGIC BAND one track 17or180473
ceedee MAGNETIC HANDS two tracks 010573
2ceedee LIVE 'N' RARE one track 010573


27 - 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(36)
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica
studio guests: two members of next line-up

OFFICIAL release:
ten tracks lp/cd UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED 1974
re-issues and compilations:
7"ep SIX-PACK SIX-TRACK four tracks
ceedee a CARROT IS AS CLOSE AS A RABBIT GETS TO A DIAMOND four tracks
ceedee the BEST OF two tracks
ceedee HOT HEAD two tracks
2ceedee the DUST BLOWS FORWARD one track


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

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line up #29 - 1974 live 'tragic band'il, jimmy carl black / indian ink, elliot ingber / winged eel fingerling, greg davidson / ella guru, john french / drumbo, don van vliet / captain beefheart - knebworth festival 050775 england

OFFICIAL releases:
eleven tracks 090674 ceedee LIVE - LONDON '74 2006
nine tracks 090674 ceedee LONDON 1974
two tracks 090674 2elpee VARIOUS ARTISTS * V
one track 290574 video 2dvd/dvd VARIOUS ARTISTS * the OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST
one track 290574 video veedee VARIOUS ARTISTS * SOUNDS OF THE 70'S
one track 220674 video ld/dvd VARIOUS ARTISTS *  PSYCHOMANIA

ILLEGAL releases:
ceedee CAPTAIN HOOK 220474
ceedee CRAZY LITTLE THINGS 220474
ceedee PRIME QUALITY BEEF 220474
2elpee HOT DOG NIGHT seven tracks 090674
2ceedee LIVE 'N' RARE two tracks 090674


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

OFFICIAL release:
nine tracks lp/cd BLUEJEANS AND MOONBEAMS 1974
re-issues and compilations:
ceedee a CARROT IS AS CLOSE AS A RABBIT GETS TO A DIAMOND four tracks
ceedee the BEST OF three tracks
ceedee HOT HEAD two tracks
7"ep SIX-PACK SIX-TRACK two tracks
2ceedee the DUST BLOWS FORWARD one track

ILLEGAL releases:
flexi POMPADOUR SWAMP one track


30 - BAND OF GYPSIES june-july 1975

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line up #31 - bruce fowler / fossil, jimmy carl black / indian ink, elliot ingber / winged eel fingerling, greg davidson / ella guru, john french / drumbo, don van vliet / captain beefheart - knebworth festival 050775 england

JIMMY CARL BLACK indian ink * drums * percussion #in(15)&out
GREG DAVIDSON ella guru * guitar * slide guitar #in&out
BRUCE FOWLER fossil / old hat * air-bass * trombone #in
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion ** guitar #in21
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar #in23
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * sax * harmonica

ILLEGAL releases:
ceedee KNEBWORTH PARK 050775
2ceedee LIVE 'N' RARE two tracks 050775
ceedee MAGNETIC HANDS two tracks 050775
ceedee VARIOUS ARTISTS * BATH & KNEBWORTH FESTIVALS 1969-1979 COMPILATION one track 050775
ceedee LIVE AT THE ROXY 140775
ceedee RAILROADISM three tracks 140775


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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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