Michael Piper
. NAME: Michael Piper

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 01/02/1965

3. OCCUPATION: Librarian

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Speedway, IN (USA)

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1983
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:**


SAFE AS MILK : ____________________ _04
MIRROR MAN : _____________________ 09
STRICTLY PERSONAL :   _____________ 08
TROUT MASK REPLICA : _____________01
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :  _______  02
SPOTLIGHT KID : ____________________07
CLEAR SPOT :________________________03
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED : _ 11
BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :   ______ 12
SHINY BEAST :   _____________________06
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    ____ 05
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :_____________10
** with the usual disclaimer that this ranking is good for today only, tomorrow will probably change everything
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
In no particular order, again subject to change:
 
Henry Kaiser
Nels Cline
Harvey Mandel
Frank Zappa
NoMeansNo
Glenn Phillips
Mermen
Bevis Frond
Boiled in Lead
Shawn Persinger


8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: 10

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:

1983 -- the summer after my graduation from high school; some friends and I took a road trip to Chicago where we perused several great record shops, among other activities. I came across TMR in a back room and was captivated by it immediately. I got it home, put it on the turntable and  haven't been the same since.

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS: unfortunately, none

11. ART SHOWS VISITED: again, unfortunately, none

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?: nope

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
they've tried and tried but can't get anything out of me that doesn't make the cats screech in horror

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
I'm sure I'll think of something eventually
 

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