OLD FART AT PLAY !
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that working all the facts out in detail is a one-man project (so far). it wishes to ease your impatience by offering a preview of the load of building material waiting to be used....|
FART WANTED TO PLAY...
but he needed a band capable of performing his musical paintings ánd which didn't mind the low pay and his whimsical behaviour on and off stage. the second assignment was to find a proper place for a show. and then, a good performance needed an audience too...
ways to draw people to the concert were * advertisements * announcements * posters * handbills and * previews. in order to keep the happenings well-organized there had to be * tickets and occasionally even * program booklets * press cards and * back stage passes. some gigs appeared to be interesting subjects for * broadcasts * photos and * reviews and / or have been recorded on * audio tapes sometimes resulting in * (bootleg) albums, while other facts about the concerts have been saved in * interviews * stories * signatures and * memories....
p.s.: OWED TO DETLEF
special thanks go to the defunct website
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE / HIS MAGIC BAND live performances and rehearsals
also known as
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART TIMELINE
long ago, when i had cybered the first 'complete' concert overview, another beefheartian, detlef jürgens, thought those lists were a good starting point for a website dealing exclusively with that part of don van vliet's career, and off he went! the 'live performances and rehearsals' exploded into a gigantic database of facts and eventually detlef's web museum became a detailed story in the form of a timeline.
unfortunately, after many glorious years detlef was forced to abandon the project for lack of time - which was a terrible loss to mankind!
but there are good reasons to continue the research:
* john 'drumbo' french and other band members remembered a lot of the past in the book 'through the eyes of magic'
* every day new information and useful details bubble up in cyber space
however the 'timeline' contained a lot of stuffworth to be saved for ever
thus you might come across the remark: provided by detlef jürgens.
art tripp / ed marimba
14 april 1972 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE HOECHST, FRANKFURT AM MAIN west germany
provided by detlef jürgens
VIELMALS DANK, DETLEF! FABELHAFT! RIESENKLASSE!
click clack back to the power station
as felt by teejo