Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Captain Beefheart: Dropout Boogie

Miles, MOJO, December 1993

IT WAS 2am, September 1969, and I was having a cup of styrofoam coffee with Don Van Vliet in the 24-hour automated snack-bar of TT&G studios in Los Angeles while he waited to add vocals to a Frank Zappa track.

Total word count of piece: 772


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.