Strictly Personal

Captain Beefheart - Strictly Personal
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October 1, 1968 / Release Date
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Blue Thumb / Label
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After recording "Safe as Milk" Beefheart recorded an alum called "Mirror Man". That album was scrapped, rerecorded with some different tracks, fucked up by the producer, and re-titled "Strictly Personal". The album isn't bad, but it's not as good as it could have been.


Best Track(s): Safe as Milk, Trust Us, Kandy Korn
Worst Track: Ah Feel Like Acid
There is a mysterious story surrounding the recording of this album, where Beefheart didn’t get what he wanted out the project. A story about some tapes that Beefheart wasn’t fond of that made their way onto the final product. The feeling of Don Van Vliet’s touch of personality not being present on this record is very evident and it’s a shame he had no say in the matter. This album could have been fascinating but it falls flat on its face due to these mishaps.
The blue-eyed blues never had such a provocative "strictly personal" warning for those who really desire to feel them.
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