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The Magic Band

The Magic Band has been played on NTS over 110 times, featured on 103 episodes and was first played on 21 November 2012.

The Magic Band is a reformed version of Captain Beefheart's erstwhile backing band, led by "Drumbo" John French, Beefheart's drummer and musical factotum for the bulk of his recording career. It was convened at the urging of longtime Beefheart fan Matt Groening to play at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival he curated in 2003.

The initial lineup had all played in the original Magic Band at one time or another: John French (Drumbo) on vocals, harmonica and drums, Gary Lucas and Denny Walley…

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Observatory Crest
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Virgin1974
Observatory Crest
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandVirgin1974
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My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Reprise Records1972
My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandReprise Records1972
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My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Reprise Records1972
My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandReprise Records1972
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Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Reprise Records1972
Big Eyed Beans From Venus
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandReprise Records1972
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Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Reprise Records1972
Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandReprise Records1972
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Ice Cream For Crow
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Epic, Virgin1982
Ice Cream For Crow
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandEpic, Virgin1982
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Bat Chain Puller
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Warner Bros. Records1978
Bat Chain Puller
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandWarner Bros. Records1978
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Observatory Crest
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Not On Label (Captain Beefheart)0
Observatory Crest
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandNot On Label (Captain Beefheart)0
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Observatory Crest
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Virgin2006
Observatory Crest
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandVirgin2006
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I Love You, You Big Dummy
Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band
Straight1970
I Love You, You Big Dummy
Captain Beefheart, The Magic BandStraight1970
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