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ART TRIPP

(The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band)

answers the MUSIC WORKS Questionnaire

1. QUALIFICATIONS?
Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1966;
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 1982, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) 1983, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles

2. CREATIVE LIFE HIGHLIGHTS?
Filling out this form; working with John Cage, Zappa, and Don Vliet.

3. AMBITIONS?
To get some ambition…

4. SONGS YOU WISH YOU HAD WRITTEN?
Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen, 1939

5. DESERT ISLAND DISCS?
The Rite of Spring; Ravel string quartets; Hank Williams, Sr.

6. FAVOURITE ARTISTS/BANDS OF ALL TIME?
Buddy Rich, Igor Stravinsky, Glenn Gould, Sun Ra, Bela Bartok, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Jimmie Rodgers, David Oistrakh, Mothers of Invention

7. WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU LISTENING TO NOW?
Aaron Copland chamber music

8. THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Two Kinds of Truth, Michael Connelly

9. HOBBIES?
Pool (billiards), piano, web forums

10. VINYL, CASSETTE, CD, MP3, WEB STREAMING?
I prefer CDs and ownership. Vinyl is a fuss, and the web tracks you.

11.MUSIC IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET?
I don’t know much about it. People want everything for free in modern times.

12. WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL MOTTO?
Let go, let God.

We would like to thank Art Tripp and Kitty Marimba


Arthur Dyer Tripp III (born September 10, 1944) is a retired American musician who is best known for his work as a percussionist with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band during the 1960s and 1970s. Tripp retired from music in the 1980s and works as a chiropractor in Mississippi.

Selected Discography
Mothers of Invention: Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968, LP, Verve)
Tarantula: Tarantula (1968, LP, A&M)
Mothers of Invention: Uncle Meat (1969, 2LP, Bizarre)
Wild Man Fischer: An Evening With Wild Man Fischer (1969, LP, Bizarre/Reprise)
Mothers of Invention: Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970, LP, Bizarre)
Mothers of Invention: Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970, LP, Bizarre)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band: Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970, LP, Straight)
Jean-Luc Ponty: King Kong (1970, LP, World Pacific Jazz ST20172)
Captain Beefheart: The Spotlight Kid (1972, LP, Reprise)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band: Clear Spot (1972, LP, Reprise)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band: Unconditionally Guaranteed (1974, LP, Mercury)
Mallard: ‘Mallard (1975, LP, Virgin Records V2045)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band: Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (1978, LP, Warner)
Al Stewart: Time Passages (1978, LP, Arista)
Frank Zappa: You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 (1988, 2CD, Rykodisc)
Frank Zappa: You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4 (1991, 2CD, Rykodisc)

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