Yeah, I think "Decals" is slightly overrated too
Posted by Pugeye on April 4, 2018, 4:47 pm, in reply to "Re: Trout Mask Replica"
Was actually disappointed when I first heard it (originally via Napster until I found a Japanese import not too long after I got into TMR) because it's often compared to TMR and sometimes considered to be even better (many fans think it's his best and Beefheart apparently thought so too). It's good in its own right but doesn't touch TMR IMO and sometimes sounds overly complex just for the sake of it. I do consider it one of his best albums though (and yes, only Zoot Horn Rollo plays guitar- the 2nd guitar parts are played on marimba by Art Tripp from The Mothers, who joined the band for that album and the 4 that came after it).