Captain Beefheart

Safe As Milk

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Music On Vinyl

About this item

Captain Beefheart's 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock's most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.

With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart's legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John "Drumbo" French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as "Zig Zag Wanderer," "Abba Zaba," "Dropout Boogie," "I'm Glad" and "Electricity".

This Music On Vinyl edition includes a whole extra album featuring 7 bonus tracks.


Side A
1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
2. Zig Zag Wanderer
3. Call On Me
4. Dropout Boogie
5. I'm Glad
6. Electricity
Side B
1. Yellow Brick Road
2. Abba Zaba
3. Plastic Factory
4. Where There's Woman
5. Grown So Ugly
6. Autumn's Child
Side C
1. Safe As Milk (Take 5)
2. On Tomorrow
3. Big Black Baby Shoes
4. Flower Pot
Side D
1. Dirty Blue Gene
2. Trust Us (Take 9)
3. Korn Ring Finger

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