Friday, November 03, 2017

Cacophony or Masterpiece?

Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band was inducted into the Library of Congress' national recording registry in 2010 - nearly 40 years after it's release. How can an album that has been described as "the musical equivalent of barbed wire" be cited as a shining point of creativity and original thought?

1 comment:

David said...

Don Van Vliet was a genius. He and Zappa made some demos together as teenagers.