Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl + Bonus LP Deluxe Edition

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Safe As Milk is the debut studio album by American rock band Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, originally released in June 1967 via Buddah Records.

Safe As Milk is one of the defining proto-avant rock albums along with the debut of the Mothers of Invention. It’s is an album that takes the safe, hunky-dory popular rock music ideas and flat out perverts them. The same way Zappa injected goofball humour into the Motown-esque songs of FREAK OUT!, Beefheart and co. throw these tiny twists into the ''conventions'' of songwriting then to sound completely off.

Take “Zig Zag Wanderer” for example. It sounds very akin to a Rolling Stones song, yet Beefheart's vocals are rougher, grittier, and more enjoyable. On a tech note, each verse seems to cut a couple of lines each time.

The guitars have that rough, bluesy edge that seems to be standard to Beefheart, but the bass does it simply for being very noticeable, including a solo in “Abba Zabba”. Ry Cooder's appearance helps out the guitar work like the slide on “Yellow Brick Road” for a country spicing. Beefheart's voice is largely tolerable, but the constipated old man vocals that show up on Trout Mask Replica are here in specs, notably the highlight “Dropout Boogie”. That track also has this disjoint 13/8 rhythm in the breakdown, a rarity for the time.

The Eastern influences in “Abba Zabba”', the proto-prog epicness in “Autumn's Child” and the upbeat “Electricity” are also strong highlights.

Safe As Milk is a great album with strong musicianship providing a collection of wild, fuzzy, psych-driven blues and blues drenched psychedelia. This milk doesn’t go sour.

Check out the tracks: “Yellow Brick Road”; “Abba Zabba”; “Plastic Factory” and “Where There’s A Woman”.

This Music On Vinyl deluxe edition 2LP record set is pressed in Europe on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and includes a Printed Insert and bonus LP with 7 Bonus Tracks.

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Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Sure ‘Nuff ‘n Yes I Do

2:15

A2

Zig Zag Wanderer

2:40

A3

Call On Me

2:37

A4

Dropout Boogie

2:32

A5

I’m Glad

3:31

A6

Electricity

3:07

B1

Yellow Brick Road

2:28

B2

Abba Zabba

2:44

B3

Plastic Factory

3:08

B4

Where There’s A Woman

2:09

B5

Grown Up Ugly

2:27

B6

Autumn’s Child

4:02

 

 

 

Bonus LP

 

C1

Safe As Milk (Take 5)

4:13

C2

On Tomorrow

6:56

C3

Big Black Baby Shoes

4:50

C4

Flower Pot

3:55

D1

Dirty Blue Gene

2:43

D2

Trust Us (Take 9)

7:22

D3

Korn Ring Finger

7:26

SKU 8713748982140
Record Label Buddah Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP343
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 06 October 2011
Original Release Date (Year) 01 June 1967
Barcode # 8713748982140
Shipping Weight 0.4700kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Deluxe Edition, Double Album 2LP Record Set, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Printed Insert, Bonus LP with 7 Bonus Tracks
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Genre Blues
Format VINYL LP

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