Another one of those bands that I am shocked doesn't have a thread.
Seriously, one of the most innovative and special artists of all-time.
Captain Beefheart is from the genius of Don Van Vilet, and is backed by His Magic Band. Seriously, listen to them. Give the songs on Trout Mask Replica more than one listen, they grow on you more and more with each listen.
If he was good enough for Zappa, he should be good enough for you.
Albums for Reference to Listen To:
Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Safe As Milk
Trout Mask Replica