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Captain Beefheart: The Legendary 1980 Profile by Lester Bangs

[As we reported this afternoon, Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet, died today at 69. We already posted a list of the "Top 14 Reasons Why Captain Beefheart Was a True American Genius" by Beefheart...
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