Just to clear things up:
1. Trout Mask Replica was made by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
2. TMR is one of the most profound albums ever realeased and its greatness cant be understated.
3. Nils is an amazing singer.
Because how dare I think someone that released ~100 albums in his career have low points! I don't think hardly any person/band could consistently put out albums as great as One Size Fits All, he was just human like the rest of us.
Difference is, Frank Zappa had some awful moments...I'm a fan, but Trout Mask Replica is easily one of the worst albums I've EVER heard. Fortunately, he has 40+ albums of phenomenal tracks. The spoken parts on Of Natural History aside, these releases are consistently fascinating.
"Weak and cheesy?" These are incredible musicians. Their shtick isn't for everybody, granted, but to deny their chops is just ignorant. It's sort of like Frank Zappa: You can dislike his sense of humor and his persona as a performer, but you'd be a fool to say he was musically incapable.
The Conjuration - "Surreal" (Remastered) One man extreme experimental metal insanity!
I guarantee you've never heard anything quite like it. Free download/streaming here: https://theconjuration.bandcamp.com/
I remember when I first discovered this band with the Helpless Corpse Enactment music video... It was right before I got into Death Metal, so this band scared the shit out of me at first and I was also still coming out of christianity so I had the subconscious fear that music like this was evil and satanic, even though I consciously knew that was bullshit. Came back after I got into Death Metal and fell in love.
By the way, does anybody know of any interviews or anything of that sort regarding the various recordings thrown in by Nils? The ones with...interesting people saying interesting things. A part of me NEEDS to know the story behind all of that.