|1. NAME: Rex I. Luria
2. DATE OF BIRTH: Age: 35
6. BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:
Fave Beefhart Recs: Shiny Beast, TMR, Doc, Crow, most ALL of
3. OCCUPATION: ephemeral
4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: northeast San
Francisco at the foot of a steep hill
5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?:
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
Other Music I love That springs quickly to mind:
-Booker T and the Mg's
-CHarles Ives' music for string quartets
-The Fall, early stuff
-the Residents, early stuff (especially Not Available and Duckstab)
-Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones and raindogs
-the Archie Shepp side of "Newthing at Newport"
-Duke Ellington, MOney Jungle
8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS OWNED:
1000's, but my turntable is duff (that means screwed up, my fellow
9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
Never saw Magic Band as such. When I was a kid I used to buy records
from eric feldman when he worked at revolver records tho! (Saw him play
synth/keys with pere ubu years later.) Have met Morris Tepper and Gary
11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
Coolest Book I Possess: Don Van Vliet, Cantz (aka/StandUp to
be Discontinued) given to me by my pals Ken and Jean after they saw his
exhibit somewhere in the early '90's. Thanks K and J wherever you are.
12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING: .
14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
At the moment, my name is Rex I Luria. Like many of you guys, I am
a musician. Based in San Fran, I played 'professionally' after graduating
college in '88 until, in late '96, I met satan in St. Louis, metaphorically
speaking, whilst on tour. I quit playing and listening to music altogether
for 4.5 solid years until this summer when I finally kicked satan's ass
back to the tarpits. The first thing i did to celebrate my 12th round ko
victory over beelzebub was to go spend $100 on the growfins boxset. The
shimmering dual guitar architecture on disc 5 #17 (if my memory serves)
moved me to spend a week off work doing nothing but listening to music.
My appetite for great ensemble music is, once again, unstoppable...which
is how i arrived at this newsgroup.