Recently, like on the last album, I’ve been getting inspiration from women, the way they move, their gestures. I think it’s important that there be some men who appreciate women for what they are: women; not as some kind of extension of man. There’s been a big ecological imbalance for years, what with women taking a back seat to men for so long. Their influence on life has been mutated, and, because of it, the men have been getting into wars and screwing things up. My inspiration comes from appreciating women for what they are.
― Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet)