Nick Hobbs


1. NAME:  nick hobbs

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 28.1.54

3. OCCUPATION: concert organiser, performer, writer

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE : istanbul

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1970


6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:

 
SAFE AS MILK : ____________________  4
MIRROR MAN : ____________________11
STRICTLY PERSONAL :                 ____ _6
TROUT MASK REPLICA :         ________2
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :         ___1
SPOTLIGHT KID                 ___________3
CLEAR SPOT :                  _____________5_
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED :12
BLUE JEANS & MOONBEAMS :    ___13
SHINY BEAST :                        _ ________8
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :      __9
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :         ______10
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
1. phil ochs
6. howlin wolf
7. robert wyatt
5. kevin coyne
4. pere ubu
10. nick cave / the bad seeds
3. the fall
2. frank zappa / the mothers
9. love
8. henry cow / the art bears
8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED: more than 5,000

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
orange claw hammer
my friend and mentor to be, rod iverson, was playing it in the common room
 
 

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN,  AND WHICH YEARS:
cant recall but something around 25-30
years 1970, 1971, 1972 and then when the MB reformed
 
 

11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
one in liverpool in about 1971
and i think one other but no idea when and where
 
 

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
i've bumped into him
the only thing i remember was speaking to him on the phone during one of the tours and him telling me that picasso had just died
 
 

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: .
i sing
 
 

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
see what i wrote yesterday
 
 

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