Captain Beefheart died just before Christmas. This is a story told by David Hepworth on the BBC Old Grey Whistle Test anthology.
In the Sixties the Captain had a job selling hoovers door to door in southern California. One day he knocked on a door and it was opened by a man he recognized as no less a figure than the great Aldous Huxley. The Captain paused for a moment, in a kind of awe, and then pointed down at his sample hoover and said "Sir, this machine sucks!"
As a special added bonus here is the Captain's 'Abba Zabba'