Herb Bermann

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Herb Bermann
Occupation(s) Lyricist, screenwriter, actor
Years active 1957–present
Associated acts Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

Herb Bermann is an American lyricist, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for co-writing the 1967 debut album Safe as Milk for Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. The second album Strictly Personal featured four of Bermann's songs, however he was uncredited: "Safe As Milk", "Trust Us," "Gimme Dat Harp Boy," and "Kandy Korn"[1][2]

A screenplay he co-wrote with Dean Stockwell became the inspiration for Neil Young's 1970 album After the Gold Rush.

A book featuring his known and previously unpublished lyrics, The Mystery Man from the Magic Band, was published in 2015 by Brass Tacks Press.[2][3][4]

Selected works[edit]

Discography[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Malibu Song (2006), Director: Natalie Lettner and Werner Hanak, Producer: Eurotrash Productions.

Books[edit]

  • The Mystery Man from the Magic Band: Captain Beefheart's Writing Partner Revealed (2015), Herb Bermann, Introduction by John French, Interview by Derek Laskie, Foreword by Alec Baldwin, Publisher: Brass Tacks Press.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Mike (2002). Captain Beefheart: The Biography. Cooper Square Press. p. 40. ISBN 9780815411901. 
  2. ^ a b Bermann, Herb (2015). The Mystery Man from the Magic Band. Brass Tacks Press. ISBN 978-0-9820140-1-1. 
  3. ^ "The search for the mystery co-songwriter from 'Safe As Milk'". Captain Beefheart Radar Station. Retrieved December 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ Bunn, Susan (July 6, 2000). "The Mystery Man from the Magic Band". The Malibu Times. The Malibu Times. Retrieved 2015-10-31. 

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