captain beefheart electricity

MEET THE CREW
captain beefheart's magic bands

flits

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

THIS is part ZERO:
with first: MAGIC BANDS chronological
and then: MEMBERS alphabetical

to identify the line-ups i gave them names!

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captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #1 - alex snouffer / captain beefheart, paul blakely, doug moon, don van vliet, jerry handley - from notes 'grow fins' box set

part 1:
when alex snouffer was captain beefheart :
1 - WARMING-UP fall 1964 - february 1965
2 - LOCAL FAME march - october 1965
3 - DIDDY WAH DIDDY november 1965 - march 1966
when don van vliet was captain beefheart :
4
same as 1 - ELECTRICITY april - mid october 1966
5 - GETTING MAGIC late october 1966 - march 1967
6 - SAFE AS MILK april - 11 june 1967
part 2:
7 - LIVE AS MILK july 1967

8 - BROWN WRAPPER august 1967 - 1 june 1968
9 - INTERLUDE june - july 1968
10 - NEW TAKE-OFF august 1968 studio only
11 - TROUT MASK REPLICA september 1968 - summer 1969
12 - AMOUGIES ONE-OFF second half october 1969

part 3:
 13 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #1 mid november 1969
14 - NEW CONSTRUCTION #2 late november 1969 - march 1970
15 - LICK MY DECALS OFF, BABY april - end september 1970
16 - LIVE DECALS october 1970 - 2 february 1971
17 same as 15 - SPOTLIGHT KIDS 3 february - august 1971
18 same as 16 - COMPLETING THE SPOTLIGHT september 1971
part 4:
19 - LIVE SPOTLIGHT #1 october 1971 - february 1972
20 - LIVE SPOTLIGHT #2 march - june 1972
21 - CLEAR SPOT july - november 1972
22 - CLEAR TOUR december 1972 - summer 1973
23 - NO GUARANTEE fall 1973 - mid march 1974 studio only
24 - TRAGIC LIVE BAND late march - june 1974
25 - TRAGIC BAND fall 1974 studio only
part 5:
26 - DELETED LIVE december 1974 - february 1975
27 - 'BAND OF GYPSIES' june - july 1975
28 - RE-START august 1975 - january 1976
29 - BAT CHAIN PULLER february - april 1976 studio only
30 - LIVE BAT #1 november 1976 - early may 1977
31 - LIVE BAT #2 june - july 1977
32 - LIVE BAT #3 october 1977 - first half march 1978
33 - LIVE BAT-BEAST second half march - first half may 1978
part 6:
34 - SHINY BEAST second half may - december 1978
35 - DOC AT THE RADAR STATION march - july 1980 studio only
36 - LIVE DOC october 1980 - 30 january 1981
37 - ICE CREAM FOR CROW april - first half august 1982 studio only

remark
for full details about their records, see the discography

captain beefheart and the magic band - line up #38- richard snyder / midnight hatsize, jeff moris tepper / white jew, don van vliet / captain beefheart, gary lucas, cliff r. martinez - picture by kate simon, summer 1982


the following persons once were MEMBERS of the crew:
but note

their famous beefheartian identities are mentioned in green!
guest appearances, short memberships and the 1974 'tragic band' are in thinner lettering!
(..) means guest appearance
anyone who's name is underlined had something to tell about being part of the happening...


JIMMY CARL BLACK
indian ink
* drums (11) 27
the BLACKBERRIES ** background vocals (21)
PAUL BLAKELY
* drums
1 4
MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar 11-23
JEFF BRUCHELL * drums
12

RHYS CLARK ** drums (17)
RY COODER * guitar
6
JEFF COTTON antennae jimmy semens * guitar 8-11
GREG DAVIDSON ella guru * guitar 27
HARRY DUNCAN ** harmonica
(30-33)
MARY JANE EISENBERG ** shake bouquet ** maracas (34)

ROY ESTRADA oréjon / audi hon * bass guitar (11) 20-22
ERIC DREW FELDMAN black jew kittaboo * bass guitar * keyboards 30-36 (37)
BRUCE FOWLER fossil / old hat * air-bass * trombone 27-28 33-35
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * guitar 5-11 15-18 27-29 31 35
FUZZY FUSCALDO * rhythm guitar 24

DAVID GATES ** harpsichord ** background vocal (3)
MARK GIBBONS * keyboards 25
TOM GRASSO * piano
13
TY GRIMES * drums * percussion
24-25
JERRY HANDLEY * bass guitar
1-9
BILL HARKLEROAD zoot horn rollo * guitar 9-23
VICTOR HAYDEN
the mascara snake ** bass clarinet ** vocal 11-12
RICHARD HEPNER * guitar
3
SAMUEL HOFFMAN  ** theremin (6)
MILT HOLLAND ** percussion ** log drums (6) (23)
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar 16 19-20 25-28
IRA INGBER * bass guitar
25
GARY JAYE * drums
30
GARY LUCAS * guitar ** french horn ** national steel dualion ** poetry reading ** bass
(35-36) 37
TAJ MAHAL  ** percussion (6)
MARK MARCELLINO * keyboards
(23) 24
GARY MARKER * bass guitar
10
CLIFF MARTINEZ * drums * percussion
37
GERRY MCGEE * guitar
7
DOUG MOON * guitar
1-5 (11)
VIC MORTENSEN * drums
2
GENE PELLO * drums
25
DON PRESTON * keyboards
(11)
RICHARD REDUS mercury josef * guitar * bass guitar 34
DEL SIMMONS * sax * flute
(23) 24
DEAN SMITH * guitar
24-25
MICHAEL SMOTHERMAN * keyboards
24-25
ALEX SNOUFFER captain beefheart / alex (pyjama) st. clair * guitar * drums 1-8 22-23
RICHARD SNYDER brave midnight hat-size * guitar * bass guitar 36-37
JEFF MORIS TEPPER jeff tapir / white jew * guitar 29-37
JOHN THOMAS * acoustic piano * rhodes piano * mini moog
29

RUSS TITELMAN ** guitar (6)
ART TRIPP
ed marimba
* drums * marimba ** guiro (11) 13-23 (34)
PAUL UHRIG * bass
24
IAN UNDERWOOD * guitar
13
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * harmonica * sax * clarinet all
DENNY WALLEY feeler's reedo / walla walla * guitar ** accordion 28-33 (36)
ROBERT WILLIAMS wait for me * drums 32-36
FRANK ZAPPA ** guitar
(12)

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lists by theo tieman ©1995-2018

captain beefheart and the magic band - band line up #17 - 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

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