As far as the studio stuff is concerned "Woman Is The ###### of the World" is probably the best (not a good sign), "John Sinclair", "Attica State" and "New York City" are musically some of the laziest, most underwritten songs of his career and "Luck of the Irish" is just ####ing embarrassing.
"Disc 2 is about as far out as anyone involved in the Beatles ever got, mostly thanks to Yoko and Zappa admittedly, but even so. It might not be pleasant but it's an experience. I find it kind of funny that Beatles fans always crow about how influential and ahead of their time the band were, while at the same time hating on this stuff which is you could easily see as a precursor to all kinds of experimental post-rock and noise rock acts from years later."
Well, The Beatles were ahead of their time in many ways but while you may be right about the live stuff on "Some Time In NYC" (again, never heard it so I can't comment), "experimental" music was clearly not their forte. I feel like a lot of people who refuse to admit that "Revolution 9" is shit are hung up on the fact that it was *The Beatles* who released it- if it was anyone else, nobody would care. It's just not a very well-executed piece of musique concrète and isn't even very original because other folks had done similar stuff decades earlier. And I feel like the same is probably true of the live stuff on "SINYC". The Beatles or members of the group should be held to the same standard as anyone else when dabbling in "experimental" music, right?