Crane (musician)

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Crane is a pseudonym of Richard Alan Krieger (born ca. 1956). He is a trumpeter and vocalist that has played and recorded with Minutemen on their albums Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat and Project: Mersh, and with that group's D. Boon in the "Revival of Rock" in Los Angeles in the early 1980s.[1]

He is the songwriter and bassist who started the group Wasted Space/Tragicomedy in 1974; they recorded "Homage to Nada" on New Alliance Records in 1983. He has also played and recorded with Another Umbrella, the Invisible Chains, The Rub, among others.

In 2003, he helped Box-O-Plenty Records founder Richard Derrick assemble the album D. Boon and Friends, featuring jam session and live tapes involving Boon, Crane, and Derrick.[2]


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