Zoot Horn Rollo,aka Bill Harkleroad fills the gaps in Captain Beefheart's murky history without the worshipful reverence of the Captain's followers or the dismissive smugness of his detractors. As guitarist in a 'cult of personality' band,Bill was forced to render his leader's artistic vision into musical form. This process seems to have been full of struggle,and a bitter tone creeps in from time to time,despite his obvious affection and respect for Beefheart's huge talent(and ego). A good insider's account of an enigmatic group. Most readers,however,will be put off by the conversational tone of the book,which seems to have been poorly ghostwritten. The thoughts and feelings of the author come through clearly,but I was left feeling more like I'd heard an interview than read a personal account. I am a fan of Harkleroad's guitar playing,and interested in his musical history,so I found it interesting and it did fill in many unknowns for me. Those not familiar with Captain Beefheart will be bored. A cult book for a cult band.