Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy: Primordial 180gm Burgundy Vinyl
Lumpy Gravy had a sizable influence on both rock and avant-garde artists over the years: Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, released only one year later, takes a similarly chaotic approach. But equally telling is that Zappa himself regarded it as one of his masterworks.
"For him, every album was just part of the same composition and everything was all one big piece of music," said Zappa's wife Gail in a 2008 interview with Vanity Fair. "But the three particular pieces that he considered his absolute masterwork were Lumpy Gravy, We’re Only in It for the Money and Civilization Phase 3."