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The short-lived collaboration in 1974 between Frank Zappa and his group (notionally dubbed The Mothers although none of the original Mothers Of Invention were left by this time); and his old school friend Don Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart. The two had previously made music together in Zappa's Studio Z in the early 60s (recalled in the lyrics of "Cucamonga"), and Zappa produced Beefheart's masterpiece Trout Mask Replica in 1969. At the time of this collaboration, Vliet was amid… read more

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