Safe as Milk

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk
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Based on 92 ratings
1967 Ratings: #13
September 1, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
Buddah / Label
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SoundAura
100
On Beefheart’s first LP, he and the Magic Band turn blues on its head with masterful prowess. The album is arranged in such a particular way to ease the listener into the bizarre world of Beefheart by making the first few tracks very accessible to everyday listeners. Then the album takes a wacky turn with the song “Dropout Boogie”, the first track that shows Don Van Vliet’s true colors. Most of the other tracks are accessible as well with “Electricity” as an ... read more
nullsethope
95
Overall a very fun, consistent, and unique album that combines blues rock with psychedelic tidbits to create a fairly engaging sound! If you aren’t a big fan of Trout Mask Replica, I would recommend to give this a shot.
Absolute_Madman
90
Beefheart's first album is both one of his most accessible album, and it's also one of his best. A perfect mix of blues and psychedelic. 1967 was a great year for delightfully strange albums, and this is no exception.

9/10

Best Track(s): Zig Zag Wanderer, Electricity, Abba Zabba, Plastic Factory, Autumn's Child
Worst Track: Grown So Ugly
mz
80
ElElElE//\\TRI
lucacdornelles
83
Way better than "Trout Mask Replica".
SONGS RANKED:
12. Zig Zag Wanderer
11. Dropout Boogie
10. Where There's Woman
9. Electricity
8. Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes, I Do
7. Plastic Factory
6. Abba Zaba
5. Grown So Ugly
4. Call on Me
3. Autumn's Child
2. Yellow Brick Road
1. I'm Glad
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#65/Pitchfork (1960s)

Track List

  1. Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do
  2. Zig Zag Wanderer
  3. Call on Me
  4. Dropout Boogie
  5. I'm Glad
  6. Electricity
  7. Yellow Brick Road
  8. Abba Zaba
  9. Plastic Factory
  10. Where There's Woman
  11. Grown So Ugly
  12. Autumn's Child
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