Richard Alan Krieger “Crane” was the lead singer/bassist/writer of the L.A. rock band Tragicomedy that began in 1980. The origin of the group was his high school garage band called Wasted Space which began in 1973. They recorded their album “Homage to Nada” on New Alliance/SST Records in 1983.
Crane is mostly known in the music world as having played trumpet and sang back-up vocals with the Minutemen on their albums “Project Mersh” and “Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat.”
He also played in, recorded with and or jammed with… Another Umbrella & Kangaroo Court (Richard Derrick), Invisible Chains, Cosmic Joke (D. Boon), Fo Fum (Mike Watt), Vida (George Hurley), Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues/YES Keyboardist), Charlie Haden (Jazz Bassist), Sun Ra (The Arkestra), Stove Top (Black Flag members), Super Session (Raymond Pettibon), Exploded View (Joe Baiza), Carnival Jones, Symbolic Romance, The Rub, The Runkis, Mandible Orchestra and Dick Edgemont (Crane).
His first major gig was with Tragicomedy who opened for the Minutemen and the Meat Puppets at the nightclub Dancing Waters in San Pedro, California in 1982.


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