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Captain Beefheart: If It Weren't For Bad Luck

Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, January 1981

NEW YORK – Did ever a man suffer such unrelenting abuse, incomprehension, and just plain bad luck at the hands of the American record industry as Don Van Vliet, a/k/a Captain Beefheart?

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