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A Sputnik Guide To Trout Mask Replica
1Captain Beefheart
Trout Mask Replica

This has recently become my favorite album, and not enough people appreciate it like it should be on this site. When you first listen, it sounds disjointed and cacophonous, so this is a guide to what songs I think people should get into first, then where to go from there.
2First impressions
After getting it off mediafire

You may have researched this album before, read all of the hyperbolic reviews, and decided, like me, that "because critics are usually right, and my own opinion towards music takes a back seat to their views" and downloaded it. When it comes up in your itunes, winamp, whatever, start with these songs and see what you think.
3Captain Beefheart & his magic band
Moonlight on Vermont
4Veterans Day Poppy
5Hair Pie: Bake 2
6China Pig
7Did that sound horrible?
I hope not

Hopefully this entree hasn't deterred you from this album and its general feel. I'll tell you what. Listen to those songs again. 5 times. With headphones. Listen out for the interesting basslines, and learn to appreciate Beefheart's idiosyncratic tone. After that, move onto:
8Captain Beefheart & his magic band
Ella Guru
9Ant man Bee
10Sugar n' Spikes
11Frownland
12Sweet Sweet Bulbs
13If the interest is still there...
(and if not)

If it is still present and you are intrigued by it (which I hope you are), then move onto the rest of the album and listen to it whenever possible. If you didn't like it, then put it down, take a deep breath and come back in 2 weeks to listen to it. The moment will happen, eventually. I will now rank the rest of the album on how good the songs are that I have not mentioned. I will start with a classic, Dachau Blues:
14Captain Beefheart & his magic band
Dachau Blues

Avoid first up. Acquired Taste
15Pachuco Cadaver
16
17Hobo Chang Ba
18Hair Pie: Bake 1
19Neon Meate Dream of a Octafish

Avoid first up. See Dachau Blues
20When Big Joan Sets up
21Dali's Car
22Wild Life
23The Blimp
24She's too much for my mirror
25Fallin Ditch
26Bills Corpse
27My Human Gives Me Blues
28Pena

AVOID first up. Too atonal
29Steal Softly Thru Snow
30Old Fart at Play
31Note:


I didn't Include the spoken word passages as I don't consider them to be essential parts of the album (contentious)
32Thats right The Mascara Snake
Fast n' Bulbous
33Also,
A tin teardrop
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