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Richard Alan Krieger (aka "Crane")

was the lead singer/bassist/writer

of the L.A. rock band Tragicomedy

in the 80’s. The group recorded the

album “Homage to Nada” on New

Alliance Records (SST).

He played trumpet and sang back-up

vocals with the iconic rock band the

Minutemen and jammed on bass with

D. Boon of that group in an improv band

called Cosmic Joke.


He also played in a progressive rock band with multi-instrumentalist and producer Richard Derrick called Another Umbrella.

His artwork consists of photography as well as surreal landscapes that he creates in Photoshop.


His book “Civilizations Quotations: Life’s Ideal” is a “Personal Empowerment Book” that helps to create a happy life by building a spiritual and philosophical foundation from the greatest writings by the greatest teachers of all time with their timeless wisdom.

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