Safe as Milk

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk
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1967 Ratings: #16
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September 1, 1967 / Release Date
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Buddah / Label
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#25 Of Jamal's Top 100 Favorite Albums

Safe Milk is one of the most interesting and out there albums and is more of a taste of what Captain Beefheart would do down the road with Trout Mask Replica,i see Safe Milk as a starting point and one of the blueprints for more out there and weird experimentations for things to come.
Captain Beefheart was one versatile and enigmatic artist, he played with sound and words like no other, twisting and bending them to his own fashion. What made his legacy so iconic and inspiring is due to his robustly confident spirit. Beefheart took music as a whole in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and cut it up into a million pieces, then re-purposed it into this "frankensteinian" invention which is his discography. Captain Beefheart really was in a sense the "mad scientist" of ... read more
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.
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
Safe As Milk was the first gargantuan punch from Captain Beefheart, a tour-de-force of rock and blues. Loaded with recognizable and meaty tunes, this album served as a foreshadowing of Beefheart's desire to experiment with the sound, and also serves as a more accessible counter to the wild Trout Mask Replica. Beefheart's surreal poetry is in full swing here as well, and combined with the wonderful instrumental work of the Magic Band, it created one of the most rocking and strange records of all ... read more
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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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Added on: July 30, 2013