Zoot Horn Rollo – Captain Beefheart guitarist – Book review – Lunar Notes.

The book is available through Burning Shed (The publishers own distribution site) Captain Beefheart On Track (burningshed.com)
Or through Amazon:
Captain Beefheart On Track: Every Album, Every Song: Amazon.co.uk: Opher Goodwin: 9781789522358: Books
I do have a batch of copies that are available signed (including post and packaging) for: £17 – UK £20 – Europe £23 – USA
If you are interested please message or email me with your address. Payment through paypal – opher.goodwin@gmail.com

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Bill Harkleroad aka Zoot Horn Rollo is one of my heroes. I was fortunate enough to see the best band in the universe – Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – a number of times back in the sixties and seventies. They were undoubtedly the greatest band that ever lived (and I’ve seen most of the biggest bands on the planet). Their interweaving rhythms, guitars and bass was the most complex and exciting sound to have been generated by any band. When that is coupled with Don Van Vliet’s (Captain Beefheart) incredible voice and poetry the result is in another planet.

Zoot was an amazing guitarist and remarkable individual. To see him play live in that band was a revelation.

This book is not a professionally written/ghost written book. It is not carefully crafted. It is Zoot reminiscing and talking about his experience in that band. I can imagine him…

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