Martin Tiefenthaler



 
 
 
 
 

 1. NAME:
 martin tiefenthaler

 2. DATE OF BIRTH:
 26. sept. 1956

 3. OCCUPATION:
 graphicdesigner, typographer, teacher

 4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE:
 about 15 km south from vienna/austria

 5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?:
 1982
 

 6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
 
 SAFE AS MILK :   _________________    10
 MIRROR MAN :   _________________    09
 STRICTLY PERSONAL :     __________  08
 TROUT MASK REPLICA :     _________ 05
 LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :    _____ 03
 SPOTLIGHT KID :   ________________   06
 CLEAR SPOT :     _________________     04
 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : 12
 BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :    ____ 11
 SHINY BEAST :    _________________     02
 DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    ___01
 ICE CREAM FOR CROW :__________   07
 08 to 12 easy choice, 01 to 07 basically impossible to rank
 
 7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
 fugazi,
melvins,
iggy pop,
frank zappa,
pere ubu,
any indian classical music (except for sitar),
albert ayler,
jimi hendrix,
sonic youth,
i'll  leave number 10 out to hint the incompleteness


 8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED:
 some meters

 9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
 AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
 1982. a lovely lady in her very peculiar and tiny music shop in vienna  used to recommend various interesting music to me and had to get bored  with my statements that this is not good enough. finally she gave me *shiny beast* saying: now, listen to this, this will do -- and it  really did.
I've seen the light first with dirty blue gene

 10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
 none -- i was too late, but am now never missing a gary lucas concert

 11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
 gallery in Cologne

 12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
 i bought a copperplate engraving hanging now above my desk, this is the nearest bodily contact apart from my ears

 13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
 none, but i'm playing guitar, baritone/soprano saxophone and voice in  various groups since 1974 (free pulse/freier puls, kat, laut vereinbarung, lauter männer, ehe, earfuck, tiefe töne)

 14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
 no info but best wishes to don's health
 
 

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