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Post-Modern Rock 'N' Roll Musings: Step One

Robot A. Hull, Rock's Backpages, 4 September 2009

IT BEGAN AS a dream in the minds of two teenage companions, Don Van Vliet and Frank Zappa, isolated in the barren town of Lancaster. After their high school years, Zappa moved to Cucamonga, and Van Vliet, quitting his job as the manager of a shoe store chain, soon joined him. They made plans to form a band called the Soots and concocted Van Vliet's unusual alias, Captain Beefheart.

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