John Wienzierl was my Garcia.
I guess I was kinda put off in my teens when a well-meaning fan-friend left me less-than-impressed when he played me "Truckin'"... and by that point I'd already heard loads of better-sounding Acid Rock and been well n truly engramised.
Talking to Holger Czukay a few years ago about the early days of Can started getting me more intrigued; that and Wooden Wand's amazing article on the GD tape-trading scene.
Yeah, most of the time I'm left scratching my head, but occasionally I might hear part (sometimes just one song) of a live set and I'm utterly charmed.
I do love this, though: