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Captain Beefheart: Rock's Father of Invention

Sean O'Hagan, Observer, The, 19 December 2010

BACK IN 1969, a self-confessed "teenage weirdo" from Portland, Oregon, fell under the spell of a newly-released double album called Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. Over 40 years later, it remains Matt Groening's favourite record and one that he considers "the greatest album ever made".

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