Bassist and keyboard player known for his work with such musicians and bands as Snakefinger, the Pixies, Custard, and Captain Beefheart.
He became a member of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band in the mid-1970s, working on such albums as Shiny Beast and Ice Cream for Crow.
He performed with PJ Harvey on several albums, including To Bring You My Love and White Chalk.
He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
He performed with singer Black Francis in two of Francis' bands: the Pixies and Frank Black and the Catholics.