[alert_box type=”info”]This article is taken from the exhibition book Don Van Vliet – Stand Up To Be Discontinued. It introduces his exhibition of the same name in Brighton, England of 1994.[/alert_box] 30 years ago Don van Vliet and his friend Frank Zappa wrote a film script and accompanying sound-track with the title Captain Beefheart Meets the Grunt People. Although aspects of the sound-track were recorded the film never materialised but the name and persona of Captain Beefheart was adopted by Don Van Vliet to launch an extraordinarily fertile and innovative assault on popular music preconceptions of the ‘6os and ‘70s. When the rest of theRead More →