Great to receive a good review again!
Analyzing the music of Captain Beefheart is a challenge to any music scribe but it’s one that Opher Goodwin understakes with a certain amount of relish. He dissects each track against the history of the band and provides a commendable introduction to a band he first saw performing in 1967. The story is brought up to date with offshoots and solo projects whilst bootlegs and live recordings are also touched upon including those on the Ozit label who have done much to keep the Don Vliet flag flying.
As the author says “probably the weirdest band that ever existed, and possibly the best.”