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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…

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  • Saw them on Monday night and they blew my mind. Amazing!
  • I was doing flyering outside when they were playing in London the other night and John French came up and had a conversation with me, what a lovely fella!
  • They should go on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa and then the Zappapalooza can be perfected. Might as well toss in Pere Ubu whilst at it.
  • The Captain is gone, but his legacy LIVES ON:):):).Thanx :)
  • Are they doing any other dates other than ATP? Really would love to see them again, as does Mr. F# A# INFINITY below does ;)
  • Would love to see them again!
  • connected to [group]Matt Groening[/group]
  • pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease tour again

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