Stewart Gale
1. NAME: Stewart Gale

2. DATE OF BIRTH: 20 October 1957

3. OCCUPATION: I.T. Consultant

4. PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Samford, Queensland, Australia

5. WHAT YEAR DID YOU BECOME A FAN?: 1972
 

6.  BEEFHEART ALBUMS IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:


SAFE AS MILK :   __________________6_
MIRROR MAN :   _________________11_
STRICTLY PERSONAL :     _________ 10__
TROUT MASK REPLICA :     ________ 4_
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY :    ____ 3
SPOTLIGHT KID :   _______________   1_
CLEAR SPOT :     ________________      5
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED :9
BLUEJEANS & MOONBEAMS :    _     12_
SHINY BEAST :    _______________       2__
DOC AT THE RADAR STATION :    __ 7_
ICE CREAM FOR CROW :__________  8

 
7. TOP 10 OTHER ACTS:
Velvet Underground
John Cale
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Rupert Hine
Brian Eno
Lou Reed
Nico
Christy Moore
Bjork
Laura Nyro
8. NUMBER OF ALBUMS  OWNED:
About 400

9. HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND,
AND WAS THERE A PARTICULAR SONG THAT MADE YOU SEE THE LIGHT?:
One night on John Peel every 3rd track was Beefheart. I bought The Spotlight Kid a few days later. By the time Clear Spot came out later in the year, I had Troutmask, Mirrorman, Strictly Personal and Decals (I considered trying to return Decals because it was so overpowering.)

10. NUMBER OF BEEFHEART  GIGS SEEN, AND WHICH YEARS:
2 shows :
Glasgow 1974 - The Tragics
Edinburgh 1975 (I think - it could have been Stirling) The real Magic Band

11. ART SHOWS VISITED:
None

12. ANY CONTACT WITH DON?:
Nope

13. MUSICAL ABILITY / TRAINING:
None

14. ANY OTHER INFO YOU WISH TO ADD?
As the years go by  it is extraordinary how much more you can still 'get' out of the music. It was years before I realised how humourous and earthy
some of the lyrics are. They're a kind of strange American folk music.


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