Contained in the freshly released Sun Zoom Spark 4 CD Captain Beefheart collection, is Waits’ poetic tribute to Don Van Vliet. Waits’ wife, Kathleen Brennan, introduced Waits to the music of Captain Beefheart in 1980, which is interesting in as much as Waits had recorded his first demos, in 1970, for Bizarre/Straight Records, onetime home for Beefheart. 233 more words