Mark Steven Brooks
 1. NAME: Mark Steven Brooks

 2. DATE OF BIRTH: Jan. 11, 1955

 3. OCCUPATION: musician/teacher

 4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: New York

 5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1969
 

 6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
SAFE AS MILK : ___________________ ___9
 MIRROR MAN : _____________________10
 STRICTLY PERSONAL :   ____________ _ 7
 TROUT MASK REPLICA : ____________ _2
 LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :  _______ _1
 SPOTLIGHT KID : __________________ __6
 CLEAR SPOT :____________________  ___ 3
 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : _ 12
 BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :   ______ 11
 SHINY BEAST :   _____________________  4
 DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    _____ 5
 ICE CREAM FOR CROW :____________    8
 7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
Syd Barrett,
Karlheinz Stockhausen,
Miles Davis,
John Fahey,
Christian Wolff,
Incredible String Band,
Bonzo Dog Band,
Jefferson Airplane,
James Brown,
John Zorn


 8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: over 1000

 9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
 AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?
 A Warner Bros. Sampler.   The song was either The Blimp or Ella Guru.

 10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
1 in 1980

 11. ART SHOWS VISITED: 2

 12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?: no

 13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
I have a B.M. in composition and M.A. in world music.   I play guitar, electric bass, keys and percussion.

 14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
I have notated a number of Beefheart pieces and am happy to share them with any musician who might make use of them.


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