Poor old Don Van Vliet, formerly known as Captain Beefheart, purveyor of avant-noise jazz rock metal, more lauded than listened to, sonic adventurer, painter and all-round hero. How did he get his name? Well, this is a family blog, but here's a link which explains all.
Here's his Christmas single, thanks to Zoot Horn, and a little something from Trout Mask Replica, his finest work. I somehow doubt it will be covered by an X-Factor finalist.