Richard Alan Krieger (aka "Crane") was the lead singer/bassist/writer of the L.A. rock band Tragicomedy in the 1980's. The group recorded the album "Homage to Nada" on New Alliance/SST Records.
He played trumpet and sang back-up vocals with the iconic eclectic L.A. rock band the Minutemen who opened for R.E.M. in 1985.
He also played bass with Richard Derrick on guitar in a progressive rock band called Another Umbrella. Crane (bass) and Derrick (drums) sometimes jammed with D. Boon (guitar) from the Minutemen in a group called Cosmic Joke.
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.