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This is, to the bigger older music dorks, OP's first reference to Captain Beefheart. Why was he doing it for me so much in the mid-00s? That is not for present-day me to answer. His howls and screeches and discordant notes seemed just right to me, after years of thinking I'd gotten the best of that out of indie rock. I still think Trout Mask Replica is a masterpiece, but a very narrow masterpiece that I'd never try to impose on loved ones.
Bongo Fury is a joint live album Beefheart did with his more commercially viable friend Frank Zappa. Here's a song they did about the United States being 200 years old and peddling a lot of consumer goods: