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Captain Beefheart: Zappa stole my ideas, says the Captain

Caroline Boucher, Disc, 1 April 1972

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART is talking about his home, Eureka, where the snails are THIS big — he indicates about nine inches with his hands — and the rabbits run at two miles an hour. The house has redwood trees behind it and the ocean in front, and some days the Captain and his old lady watch the whales rubbing barnacles off their backs against the rocks out at sea. So coming out to do all this touring, he says, is a bit freaky.

Total word count of piece: 1650

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