Andreas Jörg

1. NAME: Andreas Jörg

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 12th of February 1963

3. OCCUPATION: Commercial clerk

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Berlin, Germany

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?:
I forgot the exact years. For the first time it was around 1980 and for the second time at the beginning of the 21 century. In Between I lost contact with Beefheart's music, but enjoyed a lot of other great music, started a family and became wise enough to listen to Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) once again.
 
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:


SAFE AS MILK :   _____________________2
MIRROR MAN :   __________________     3
STRICTLY PERSONAL :     __________     7
TROUT MASK REPLICA :     ___________5
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :    _____    4
SPOTLIGHT KID :   ________________      9
CLEAR SPOT :     _________________       10
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : _11
BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :    ____   12
SHINY BEAST :    _________________       1
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    __   _6
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :__________      8

 
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
John Fahey
Van Dyke Parks
Robert Wyatt
The Beach Boys
Gene Clark
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers
The Fall
The Go-Betweens
The Sea and Cake
Motorpsycho


8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED:
 Around 3000

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:

I was a Zappa Fan. And my first contact with the Captain was Hot Rats. I am not sure if I bought Trout Mask Replica, Safe as Milk or Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) first, but I know that The Floppy Boot Stomp from Shiny Beast and Ella guru from Trout Mask Replica and Abba Zabba from Safe as Milk were the ones which made me see the light.

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:

I never had the chance to see the Captain. And I am still so sad that the Magic Band toured intensively the U.K., but they didn't come to Germany.
That broke my heart ( a bit).

11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
Sadly none was around the era I lived (I remember that there was one in Cologne).
 

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
Only when I listen to his music...
 

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
Not much. I started to learn to play guitar in 2006. I am not much gifted and it is more like a struggle then talent and creativity. Nevertheless, I
don't give up!

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
Neil Young, Townes van Zandt, Cluster, Joy Division, David Thomas, Savoy Grand and countless others are all favourite Top Ten musicians of me,  but what should I do if I mentioned ten before... and sorry for my English!
 

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