Fast ‘N’ Bulbous

The music of Captain Beefheart, featuring Gary Lucas, and arranged and conducted by Phillip Johnston

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous was begun in 2001 as a collaboration between Phillip Johnston and Gary Lucas, to celebrate the music of Don van Vliet and The Magic Band by bringing a rollicking horn section and improvisational structures to the mostly strictly composed music which he/they developed in from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s.

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous has released two CDs: Pork Chop Blue Around The Rind (2005) and Waxed Oop (An Impetuous Stream Bubbled Up) (2008) on Cuneiform Records.

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous is:

Gary Lucas – guitar
Jesse Krakow – bass
Richard Dworkin – drums
Rob Henke – trumpet
Phillip Johnston – alto saxophone
Joe Fiedler – trombone
Dave Sewelson – baritone saxophone


Cuneiform Records Fast ‘N’ Bulbous web page

Fast ‘N’ Bulbous live at WFMU-FM on 12/13/2004, hosted by Irene Trudell: