John Bracher
 
1. NAME: John Bracher

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 31st May 1963

3. OCCUPATION:  London Underground Training

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE:  Whitton, west London

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?:  about '81


6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:

 
 
SAFE AS MILK : ____________________ =3
MIRROR MAN : _____________________ 9
STRICTLY PERSONAL :  _____________ 12
TROUT MASK REPLICA :  ____________ 1
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :  ______ =5
SPOTLIGHT KID :__________________  _ 8
CLEAR SPOT :  ____________________     2
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED :  11
BLUE JEANS & MOONBEAMS :  _____ 10
SHINY BEAST :   _ _________________   =3
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :   ___  =5
ICE CREAM FOR CROW : ___________  7


7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:

(in no particular order)
1. The Birthday Party
2. The Fall
3. Tom Waits
4. Laibach
5. Barry Adamson
6. Beck
7. The Dead Kennedys
8. The Cardiacs
9. The Butthole Surfers
10. Shockabilly


8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED:   about 800 - a lot of 7" though !!

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
 Probably on the BBC's John Peel Show ! I think I heard 'Dachhau Blues' and was hooked after that.

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN,  AND WHICH YEARS:
Sadly none - will always regret it !!

11. ART SHOWS VISITED: No

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?: only via the stereo speakers !

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
Played bass in Screaming Idles 1981-1982, Nervous System '82-'84, Singer in In-Stinks '84-'88.

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
What an annoyingly talented bloke he is !  Also, 'The Legenday A&M Sessions' is worth anybody's time.
 
 

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