Paul Bridle

1. NAME: Paul Bridle

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 8/11/1951

3. OCCUPATION: Social Worker

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Hertfordshire, England

5. YEARS AS A FAN:       since 1967

6. BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:

SAFE AS MILK   7
MIRROR MAN   6
STRICTLY PERSONAL  5
TROUT MASK REPLICA  1
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY  2
SPOTLIGHT KID   10
CLEAR SPOT   4
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED 11
BLUE JEANS & MOONBEAMS  12
SHINY BEAST   3
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION 8
ICE CREAM FOR CROW  9


7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS not in order of preference:

1 Frank Zappa
2 The Fall
3 Bod Dylan
4 PJ Harvey
5 Miles Davis
6 Patti Smith
7 Velvet Underground
8 Anton Webern
9 Steve Reich
10 Richard Wagner


8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED:   300+ vinyl,  400+/- CDs, 600+ cassettes

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS  THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
Courtesy of John Peel in 1967. Just loved the music from first hearing and Trout Mask Replica was a revelation and still is after all these years.'

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN,  AND WHICH YEARS:
One of my great regrets, only once, Colston Hall, Bristol 1973 (?) - nice cape

11. ART SHOWS VISITED: None

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:      no

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: None - put off by being given the triangle in infants school.

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?:
Real cheese (but not so much now my cholesterol level is too high, real ale, history, especially 18th century England. Kids brought up on Zappa but neither of my sons go for it now - where did I go wrong? Youngest seemed taken with Trout Mask Replica - will he pursue it or will he stick with his solid diet of classical music.
Bought the Ozit, Viper and other collection/complilation/bootleg CDs but should one as they are so iffy and the sleeve notes on some are desperate. Feel guilty about buying them but was seeking gems.Live in hope of the discovering of some Beefheart aural treasure - surely what we have cannot be all! 12 Albums is not enough.

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