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MEET THE CREW
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LINE UP part three
november 1969 - 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

live performances 1969 and live performances 1970


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

live performances


16 - LIVE DECALS october 1970 - 2 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&out19
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet * harmonica

live performances 1970 and live performances 1971


17 same as 15 - SPOTLIGHT KIDS 3 february - august 1971

captain beefheart and the magic 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

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 * tenor sax * soprano sax * bass clarinet * harmonica ** jingle bells
  studio guest RHYS CLARK ** drums #in&out

releases:
eight tracks THE SPOTLIGHT KID 1972
nine outtakes SUN ZOOM SPARK 2014
bootlegged recording:
several tracks THE SPOTLIGHT KID OUTTAKES 1971-1972 2000

live performances


18 same as 16 - COMPLETING THE SPOTLIGHT september 1971

MARK BOSTON rockette morton * bass guitar * guitar
JOHN FRENCH drumbo * drums * percussion &out27
BILL HARKLEROAD
zoot horn rollo
* guitar * slide guitar
ELLIOT INGBER winged eel fingerling * guitar * slide guitar #in16
ART TRIPP ed marimba * drums * percussion
DON VAN VLIET captain beefheart * vocals * sax * harmonica

releases:
two tracks THE SPOTLIGHT KID 1972
  bootlegged recording:
several tracks THE SPOTLIGHT KID OUTTAKES 1971-1972 2000

live performances


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 1995-2018

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