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Captain Beefheart: A Surreal Singer in Pursuit of an Audience

Mick Brown, Daily Telegraph, 20 December 2010

DON VAN VLIET, aka Captain Beefheart, who died last Friday, could be a difficult man. His idiosyncratic recordings – a bizarre goulash of delta blues, free jazz, Jabberwocky-style surrealism and Dada-esque humour – were an acquired taste, never likely to find a popular audience.

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