Zappa and Captain Beefheart grew up together in the California desert. Zappa produced Trout Mask Replica, and I think his direction is an important part of what makes the album so great. They toured together in 1976. This is the best song on that album, Bongo Fury.
In a phone call with Jason Sims, the Alabamy Comet, Tom Scharpling compared Zappa’s music to listening to an obscene phone call over a skipping copy of Bitches Brew. I don’t disagree, but maybe some people like listening to an obscene phone call over a skipping copy of Bitches Brew.