there are some bands that have made music so far ahead of their time i often wonder if their groupies were fortune tellers, tarot readers or whoever can forsee things. bands like the velvet underground and can come to mind. with red krayola it appears mayo thompson stuck his head into the future to the 80s post-punk and beyond for a small moment and came back and tried to interpret it. because of this i can only really compare it to pere ubu, early sonic youth, wire, swell maps and the pop group. the first record 'the parable of arable land' consists of "songs" puntured by "free form freakout" which as you guess is complete, (but structured), noise, which i think easily beats velvet underground for any experimental racket. the second record is more a structured song layout, but still miles from the norm. maybe i haven't explored enough 60's music, but for a record/s to come out in 67/68 and sound 15-20yrs ahead of its time is rare especially as it sound as uncomprimising as post punk.