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The Beefheart-Zappa Talk-in

Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 8 November 1969

Frank Zappa breezed into London last week in an orange tee-shirt. His aim was to launch the British end of his record label, Straight, who are to be distributed in this country by CBS. With him was the wondrous Captain Beefheart, star of one of Straight's first releases: the double-album Trout Mask Replica. Braving Zappa's sharp and accurate wit, the amiable enigma that is Beefheart, and the full might of CBS's top brass, Melody Maker's RICHARD WILLIAMS spoke to both gentlemen.

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