Despite being called the modern-day Frank Zappa by a portion of music fans, Devin Townsend said he's actually not into Frank that much.
The musician said on Talk Is Jericho: "I liked [Zappa], but I always felt he was... This is actually a hard thing to put across because Zappa fans are really serious...
"I would never in a million years deny his brilliance - a thousand more than I'll ever be. I just felt like he used his intellect in a sense that sounded condescending to me. It was more like, *snobby voice* 'I'm really smart and I've got a bunch of smart people playing with a xylophone here and you're really dumb.'"
Devy continued: "But you know who I did love? Captain Beefheart. Because it was a very similar kind of creative trip, but he was oblivious to the fact that he was out of his mind.
"And I loved that, because Captain Beefheart was like, *crazy voice* 'I'm gonna write a pop record' and it's like *mimics crazy trumpet sounds* woodoopdodoopdoopdoodoodoodooo, and people were like, 'Sure dude...'
"I liked that."