[alert_box type=”info”]This article was written by none other than Gary Lucas, and appeared in January 1979’s Feature magazine. There follows a short reader’s letter in praise of this mighty album, taken from the following issue.[/alert_box] The album is certified Grade A 100% Beefheart. After three years without a record contract, Don Van Vliet, one of the seminal figures of contemporary music, is back with a new band and a new album easily the equal of anything he’s done before. Well, not quite a new band – Art Tripp guests on marimba whimsey, and Bruce Fowler, who accompanied Zappa and Beefheart on tour several years ago,Read More →