1. NAME: John McLaughlin.
2. DATE OF BIRTH: 27th January 1953
3. OCCUPATION: Signalman
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.
5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1972ish...
MIRROR MAN : ____________________10
STRICTLY PERSONAL : _____________9
TROUT MASK REPLICA : ___________ 6
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY : _______7
SPOTLIGHT KID :__________________ _2
CLEAR SPOT : _____________________ 1
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : 12
BLUE JEANS & MOONBEAMS : _____ 11
SHINY BEAST : _ ___________________4
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION : _____5
ICE CREAM FOR CROW : __________ __8
1. King Crimson
2. Iris DeMent
3. Steve Earle
5. Tom Waits
7. Fleetwood Mac(with Peter Green)
9. Doctor Feelgood
Not sure (don't have time to count 'em)
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
Way back in the near mythological time of the OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST I use to watch all of them shows (wish the video recorder had been around then!). Well, Bob was doing his 'outro' speel, "we'll leave you tonight with a clip from Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - this is Big-Eyed Beans from Venus!
The Captain stood centre stage in what looked like a magicians cape growling, but behind him were two demented guitarists cruising up and down the stage incessantly playing these strange licks like their life depended on it!! I was mesmerised!! Next day I got into town and tracked him down, in his tray was Clear Spot and Safe as Milk and I was hooked therein!!!!!
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
11. ART SHOWS VISITED :
Brighton, where I loitered with intent to savour the show for as long as the train timetable allowed!! Those of you with a knowledge of geography can see how far Brighton is from Sunderland!
12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
I did sign the vistors book at the Brighton Show!?
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
None that I am aware of, but I have exquisite taste!!
14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
Can I leave this blank so that I can fill it in when I think of something to say??