Musician and comedian Frank Sidebottom did concerts, radio-shows and got to be seen on tv every once in a while as well.
Sidebottom reworked and recorded Don Van Vliet's 'Mirror Man' and 'Gimme Dat Harp Boy'. Both tracks got released on vinyl in 1988 on his "13:9:88" album.
The tracks can also be found on a couple of compilations.
Here's some of his fabulous album covers :
- frank sidebottom: 5:9:88
(1988, 2lp, uk, it058)
The first Frank Sidebottom album !
- frank sidebottom: 13:9:88
(1988, lp, uk, it060) - incl. 'gimme dat harp boy','mirror man' (van vliet)
The second Frank Sidebottom album, with 'Gimme Dat Harp Boy' and 'Mirror Man'.
- frank sidebottom: a b c & d - the best of...
(1999, cd, uk, cherry red records cdmred 143)
Here's the 1999 compilation CD. With both of the Beefheart songs.
- frank sidebottom: e f g & h - the best of... volume 2
(2009, cd, uk, cherry red records cdbred 389)
Another compilation CD. Ten years later. Again with both Beefheart songs.
- frank sidebottom: frank sidebottom's fantastic show biz box set
(2010, cd, uk, cherry red records cd cr cd box 7)
And this is the ultimate Frank Sidebottom box set, collecting all his vinyl releases (a number of 12"s, a 10", and both of his albums) on CD, plus a DVD