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Poll Question: What's your favorite twisted masterpiece from Mon Capitan?
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2 [6.90%]
1 [3.45%]
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10 [34.48%]
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    Posted: July 04 2011 at 20:35
I've recently been far gone, lost in the borax brainpan of Don Van Vliet. White cloth bones, pollen caulks, Death/peace antiques - which record is the best batch yet?
 
Current vote goes to Doc at the Radar Station - love the weathering at the rim of his voice. Close runner-ups at the moment include Ice Cream for Crow (noisome squonk glory), Clear Spot (chaos harnessed and nurtured) and, completely unironically, Bluejeans and Moonbeams (not quite as alone and lost as previously indicated).
 
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Gotta love Trout mask.
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Close between Trout Mask and Lick My. I'll give it to LMDOB this time around.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2011 at 00:52
This guy has always interested me. Can somebody try to explain what makes his music even remotely enjoyable?
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Lick My Decals Off, Baby
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Typical answer but Trout! Its freakness is glorious.
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Safe as Milk was the first album I heard, and still my favorite. But to be honest, I still haven't heard Trout Mask Replica, but it's gonna be my next record purchase.
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The one with the fish-disguise. 
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Of these I've only three and I'll give it to Doc, particularly for the instrumentals.

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Safe As Milk
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Originally posted by Slaughternalia

This guy has always interested me. Can somebody try to explain what makes his music even remotely enjoyable?


I suggest reading various reviews of various of his albums to perhaps help you glean some conception of what some people enjoy in his music. It should so without saying, but lamely saying it anyway, that different people have different tastes/ musical experiences, so what others appreciate is not necessarily something that you will appreciate.

Anyway, Trout Mask Replica and Safe as Milk are my favourites from the albums I know, but I haven't heard many of the albums, so I won't vote.
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Decals but Shiny Beast is not far behind. I personally think a Beefie noob should stay away from TMR at first.
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TMR
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Depends on the day,. really.  Love all of them (except Unconditionally Guaranteed) in their own way.  I won't vote, but I'll narrow it down to these:

Doc
Ice Cream
Trout
Decals
Clear
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Originally posted by zravkapt

Decals but Shiny Beast is not far behind. I personally think a Beefie noob should stay away from TMR at first.


Beefie noob! I agree completely. Safe As Milk is an excellent starting point, since it's weird enough to compel without being alienating. I'll confess that Trout Mask Replica was a stumbling block for me - I had to move beyond it and come back later (Although, strangely enough, I fell in love with Decals almost immediately).

Not that many votes. Is Beefheart really such an exotic, acquired taste?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thellama73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2011 at 09:10
I'll give the first vote to Mirror Man. I love that record so much. I've heard all of these except Lick My Decals Off Baby, Unconditionally Guaranteed, and Bluejeans & Moonbeams.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SaltyJon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2011 at 09:21
Originally posted by zravkapt

Decals but Shiny Beast is not far behind. I personally think a Beefie noob should stay away from TMR at first.

Dunno, TMR was my first Beefy, and it hooked me well enough after a couple listens.  This was back in my early days of avant, so I wasn't even "highly experienced" with the type of music at that point. Tongue
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Trout, but most of the rest are not far behind.
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