Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
Released: May 1991
A quirky mix of funk, thrash and Zappa-inspired progressive rock, 1991's Sailing the Seas of Cheese made it okay for nerdy intellectual types to dig heavy metal. Stylistically, the record belongs to a larger movement in late-1980s and early-'90s alternative rock, one based in California that also included Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction and, of course, the mysterious Buckethead. The maddeningly catchy "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" was the big MTV hit, but the record contains plenty more goofy fun that will keep you and your friends entertained for hours on end.