10 Albums That Influenced My Musical Taste: Day 3- Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band: “Trout Mask Replica.” “Trout Mask Replica” came out in 1969. In the late 1970’s I had read about it and was intrigued and bought it. Up until that point the music I enjoyed was pretty mainstream. Nothing too off the reservation. At least nothing like Captain Beefheart. I must admit on first listen I didn’t know what to think. I”d never heard anything like this -but back then when I bought an album I listened to it repeatedly no matter what the first impression was. It didn’t take long for this album to catch on with me. The key overall influence this album had was -it opened me up to more avant-garde music.