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Frank Zappa: The Torture Never Stops

Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart shared a fierce rivalry, a twisted yet lifelong friendship and an unrivalled musical genius. They created magic together but those times never lasted long.

The announcement that Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention were going to tour in April and May 1975 – what became known as the Bongo Fury tour – with none other than Captain Beefheart as their guest vocalist, caused something of a stir. To many, to have these two giants of the late-60s LA freak scene together represented a sort of dream team.


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