Nick Beddow


 
1. NAME: Nick Beddow

 2. DATE OF BIRTH: 16 April 1957

 3. OCCUPATION: Community Worker

 4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Hadfield (League of Gents), near Glossop

 5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1978
 

 6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
  SAFE AS MILK : ____________________5
 MIRROR MAN : _____________________9
 STRICTLY PERSONAL :  _____________ 6
 TROUT MASK REPLICA :  ____________2
 LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :  _______3
 SPOTLIGHT KID :___________________ 8
 CLEAR SPOT :  ____________________   7
 UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED :   180
 BLUE JEANS & MOONBEAMS :  _____  181
 SHINY BEAST :    _________________     1
 DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :   _____4
 ICE CREAM FOR CROW : ___________ 10

 
 7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
 1.Sun Ra
 2.Jimi Hendrix
 3.Zaiko Langa Langa
 4.The Residents
 5.Eric Dolphy
 6.Franco et TPOK Jazz
 7.Fela Kuti
 8.Henry Cow
 9.King Tubby
 10.Joe Arroyo


 8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: 2500 vinyl, 3000 CD

 9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC  BAND,
 AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
Borrowed Trout Mask from a mate in our student house in 78, and hated it.
Next day heard Ella Guru being played by him loudly - sounded great through the wall.
Reborrowed - side one clicked for me

 10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN,  AND WHICH YEARS:
Two - Loughborough and Manchester 1980

 11. ART SHOWS VISITED: none

 12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?: if only. Though I'm sure our eyes met at Loughborough (God knows there weren't many paying attention that night - lots of University rugger players getting loudly pissed at the bar - so anyone bothering to look at Don stood a chance of getting a nod from him)

 13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: .sax player

 14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD? always up for trades.
 

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