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DON'T ARGUE WITH THE CAPTAIN

history - interviews and stories

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chapter ONE
FROM SCRATCH TO DECALS
1965-1971
how their first tunes changed to avant-garde rock 'n' roll
on 'safe as milk', 'strictly personal', 'trout mask replica' and 'lick my decals off, baby'

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spring 1965: start of captain beefheart and the magic band
story
1998 england TALKING TO THE 25TH CENTURY QUAKER

spring 1966: first single diddy wah diddy released
story 040666 usa TOO MANY 'DIDDY WAHS' with picture
story 280666 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART DOWN FROM HIGH DESERT
story
07.66 usa
THE GREAT GNOME BIOGRAPHY two pics

spring 1967: first elpee safe as milk recorded
story 010917 england INSIDE THE CAPTAIN'S CAULDRON 'safe as milk' re-opened
story 011219 england INSIDE THE CAPTAIN'S CAULDRON safe as milk reprint!

story
091167 usa SAFE AS BABY ROLLING STONE
pic

early 1968: european promotion tour
story 180168 england REFUSAL OF LEAVE TO LAND pic
story 010268 england THE MAGIC MUSIC FROM THE DESERT pic
030268 england
THOSE BEEFHEART BLUES... pic
011015 england 'WE GOT HIGH IN THE DESERT' reprint!
080268 england FROM LULU TO BEEFHEART...
pic
160268 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: POP ARTAUD pic

spring 1968: second european tour, with 'strictly personal' material
300568 england PEOPLE TALK ABOUT... BEEFHEART! pic

second half 1968: 'trout mask replica' rehearsals
story THE CAPTAIN'S FAT THERESA SHOES

december 1968: release of strictly personal

spring 1969: 'trout mask replica' recorded
07.69 usa vinyl MEATBALL FULTON INTERVIEW

fall 1969: trout mask replica released
fall69 THE CAPTAIN two pics
011069 england CAPTAIN BEEFHEART IS ALIVE IN HOLLYWOOD pic
201210 A FRIENDLY DICKENSIAN UNCLE reprint!

late 1969: visit to europe for amougies festival and press meeting
081169 england BEEFHEART, HAMBURGERS, HANG-UPS... pic
081169 england THE BEEFHEART / ZAPPA TALK-IN two pics
011115 england MELODY MAKER NOVEMBER 8 reprint!
011269 england
A FINE MADNESS four pics
010170 germany CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!
121269 england
THERE ARE FORTY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND FIVE OF THEM ARE HAMBURGERS four pics

early 1970: new line-up
early70 usa CAPT. BEEFHEART pic
140570 usa THE ODYSSEY OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART three pics
1974 usa book CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!
2007 usa book THE ODYSSEY OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!
2007 england book LANGDON WINNER reprint!
010670 usa 'I WOULDN'T CALL IT DADA ROCK EXACTLY'
 three pics NEW 040120
010870 england THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND reprint!
0111?70 germany CAPTAIN BEEFHEART reprint!

late autumn 1970: album lick my decals off, baby
131170 THE RIDDLE OF BEEFHEART pic NEW 260120
180271 usa
ME AND BEEFHEART AT MANTENO
2007 usa book ME AND BEEFHEART AT MANTENO reprint!
010310 england ME AND BEEFHEART AT MANTENO
reprint!
010471 usa CAPTAIN BEEFHEART'S MAIDENFORM ROCK two pics
story
150371 usa THE BEEFHEART TV BOOGIE
pic
 
early 1971: usa 'lick my decals off, baby' tour
early0171 TEN YEARS AHEAD OF HIS TIME unpublished
new discovery 030420 040271 THIS HEADLINE WOULDN'T STICK
150371 usa
A CHILD'S GARDEN OF BEEFHEART two pics
010672 england A CHILD'S GARDEN OF BEEFHEART reprint!
150371 usa
A PLAY ON WORDS two pics
010471 usa IN SEARCH OF AMERICA four pics
010871 mexico ¿QUIÉN ES EL CAPITÁN BEEFHEART? reprint!
2007 usa
book IN SEARCH OF AMERICA reprint!
story 300571 usa CAPTAIN TEASER two pics
300571 usa BEEFHEART IN BLUNDERLAND
two pics
110771 japan BEEFHEART IN BLUNDERLAND reprint!

spring 1971: release of '67 mirror man recordings
story 010871 usa A DAY IN THE LIFE pic


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notes:
BLUE TITLE
= recybered or linked
pic
indicates the amount of contemporary pictures illustrating the text
BLACK TITLE = waiting to be added including translations
RED TITLE
= text not found yet

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other chapters: light kids and clear spots 1972-73 - tragic year and return 1974-78 - shiny end 1978-82 - what the crew likes to say - don van vliet before and after beefheart

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