Beefheart's more outstanding records, by the way, the most notable of which would be Trout Mask Replica, are also known to cause violently averse reactions on first listens. I mostly thought he was hilarious at first. But it really did take many listens for me to really get my mind really blown by them. You have to give credit to his more remarkable band lineups too of course - the whole band would just play on a completely different level of connection that seems arbitrary at first, but if you listen carefully you realize just how carefully arranged and interlocked all the chaos in their stuff is. I know it can be hard to take music as ludicrous-sounding on first listen as this seriously, but I swear to god... once you 'get' it, you really do realize just how monumental Captain's musical achievements were.
"...for her, I'm obsolete and unhealthy; but I'm wealthy enough - allow me, lady, to look in sorrow upon this world."