werty22
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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART?

I was just introduced to his music today. Me and a couple of people in my music theory class listened to Trout Mask Replica. I can say without doubt that it's the weirdest music I have ever heard. But I kind of like that about it. After consulting Wiki, I found that he has influenced The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Tom Waits, The Minutemen, and Gogol Bordello, among many others. He was good friends with Frank Zappa and worked closely with him. Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) claims that TMR is his favorite album of all time. So, what does the punk forum think of him?
Iluvpowerchords
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As much as I lurve Thomas Alan Waits, and Frank Zappa, I can honestly say I've never given Trout Mask a listen.

I'm not a huge fan of weird for weird's sake so I'm hesitant about it.

I like my experimentation with a side of pop sensibility.
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#3
Love Mr Beefheart, well, what i've heart.


Wait...you listen to good music in music class?!?!
werty22
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Quote by Iluvpowerchords
As much as I lurve Thomas Alan Waits, and Frank Zappa, I can honestly say I've never given Trout Mask a listen.

I'm not a huge fan of weird for weird's sake so I'm hesitant about it.

I like my experimentation with a side of pop sensibility.

Me too, normally. It's not something I would want to listen to that much, but it's interesting.
opivy21
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I only got into his stuff a few months ago, but I really enjoy it. I have Safe as Milk and Trout Mask Replica. Compared to TMR, Safe as Milk is tame, but without that context it's still quite strange and really good. It's similar to a lot of the other 60s pop and psychedelic music. TMR is certainly some of the stranger music I've ever heard, and some of the songs are almost unlistenable, but it has so many moments of brilliance. Also, the repeated use of the word "bulbous" - which might be the coolest word in the English language - doesn't hurt.
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#6
it is weird, weird ****.
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punkbri
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It is definetly interesting.I find myself wanting to hear it again every couple of months,so I guess that makes me like it.
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#8
*Unexplained bump*
My title should give my opinions on Captain Beefheart.
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I've been into him since 6th grade. It's good music. I don't enjoy it as much as I used to though.
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Quote by charliezard!
I've been into him since 6th grade. It's good music. I don't enjoy it as much as I used to though.

His music can be a tough listen after a few songs.
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opivy21
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I retract what I said in my previous post about Safe as Milk being similar to other late sixties music. I think it just seems that way because of just how weird TMR is, but Safe as Milk is awesome. Everybody should check it out.

Neat video/song
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Quote by opivy21
I retract what I said in my previous post about Safe as Milk being similar to other late sixties music. I think it just seems that way because of just how weird TMR is, but Safe as Milk is awesome. Everybody should check it out.

Neat video/song

On some days I prefer Safe as Milk, that's what I recommend for anyone getting into Captain Beefheart. Only 0.00003434% of people can enjoy TMR all the way through, it's only labeled as his best work because it's the longest and most extreme sounding.
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#13
Oh my lordy, Captain Beefheart is quite awesome. Trout Mask Replica is one of my favourite all time albums. But then again I love the Residents, so go figure.
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You know what?

I've never listened.

Good story.

You should tell that at parties. People would be like "You met that lad Brian yet? He tells a great story about never listening to stuff." And the other member of the conversation will say "No I haven't, I'll go find him and engage in dialogue with him."

You'll make tons of new friends.
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Way too bizzare for my liking, I'm quite content with 'Neutral Milk Hotel'.
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#17
I love Trout Mask Replica. And Captain Beefheart. But I love Frank Zappa more.
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Isnt that the guy/band (I dont know) that Robert Plant asked to be played when he was drunk at a bar and said RHCP 'sounds like a nursery rhyme?'
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Quote by RizzoWashburn
Good story.

You should tell that at parties. People would be like "You met that lad Brian yet? He tells a great story about never listening to stuff." And the other member of the conversation will say "No I haven't, I'll go find him and engage in dialogue with him."

You'll make tons of new friends.





That was pretty good. So, what would you guys recommend checking out?
HiImKindaNewAnd
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Quote by BrianApocalypse


That was pretty good. So, what would you guys recommend checking out?

Well, his entire discography is overshadowed by one album: Trout Mask Replica. Don't check that one out first, it's much too difficult to get into. I'd say start with Safe as Milk or Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller). Both are odd but still highly accessable...for Captain Beefheart, that is.
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Many thanks

If you like those two then get TMR. It's a great album, but it takes five or seventeen listens before it sinks in. It also helps to cool down before you swim in the ice water, so to speak.
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#23
Just listening to a few youtube videos:
- Ice Cream for Crow
- Electricity
- Sure 'nuff 'n yes i do
- Upon the my oh my
- Abba Zabba
BlaiseTheSlayer
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It's cool how they recorded each instrument on Trout Mask Replica in a different room of the house they were living in.
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I almost bought Trout Mask Replica today, but decided against it as it was £10 and I have a limited disposable income (LDA) like everyone else!
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Quote by HiImKindaNewAnd
If you like those two then get TMR. It's a great album, but it takes five or seventeen listens before it sinks in. It also helps to cool down before you swim in the ice water, so to speak.


I got into it on like 3rd listen. First listen I was intrigued but didn't "like" it but I found myself wanting to listen to it again and again. I learned to love it. I find I can get into really weird stuff easily though.

By the way can somebody send me Bill's Corpse off TMR? I got the album but it is missing that track.
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#27
I've started trout mask like 3 times but havent made it all the way through
Maybe someday I'll make it
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Does anybody know why Lick My Decals Off, Baby hasn't been rereleased? I hear it's great.
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