HUGH GOVAN
 
1. NAME: Hugh Govan

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 31/8

3. OCCUPATION: Student

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Colchester, Essex

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1998
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
SAFE AS MILK :   _________________      6
MIRROR MAN :    __________________   4
STRICTLY PERSONAL :      __________   9
TROUT MASK REPLICA :    _________    3
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :   _____   2
SPOTLIGHT KID :      ________________10
CLEAR SPOT :     _________________      5
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED :   8_
BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :               12
SHINY BEAST :      _________________  11
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    ___   1
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :__________    7
 


7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:

PJ Harvey,
Kate Bush,
Yo La Tengo,
Electrelane,
Alice Coltrane,
The Birthday Party,
Ellen Allien,
The Dirty Three/Tren Brothers,
Lonnie Donegan,
Sleater-Kinney


8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: 300+ cds, 50ish vinyl and several hundred more digitally

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
'Willie The Pimp' and the photo on the inside cover of Zappa's Hot Rats....also, I'm Gonna Booglarize You, Baby....down the years Dirty Blue Gene (Doc at the Radar Station) Tarotplane, I Love You You Big Dummy, One Red Rose That I Mean and the onslought of the Magic Band at Glasgow Arches have all affirmed my interest many times over

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS: 0 Beefheart, 1 Magic Band (Glasgow Arches, July 2004)

11. ART SHOWS VISITED:

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: Guitarist in several bands all defunct, picked up in 1993, learning DADGAD, Irish Jigs, acoustic playing

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
Very keen to know more about Don's painting. I'm currently working on a masters' degree in contemporary art, researching experimental photography in NYC alternative space scene mid-70s-1980. Would love to hear from anyone with similar interests!
 

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