Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band ‎– Safe As Milk

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Buddah Records ‎– BDM 1001
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A1 Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
Arranged By – Ry CooderWritten-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2:15
A2 Zig Zag Wanderer
Drums [Log Drum] – Milt HollandWritten-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2:40
A3 Call On Me
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
2:37
A4 Dropout Boogie
Drums [Log Drum] – Milt HollandWritten-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2:32
A5 I'm Glad
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
3:31
A6 Electricity
Theremin – Sam Hoffman*Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
3:07
B1 Yellow Brick Road
Percussion [Additional], Tambourine – Taj MahalWritten-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2:28
B2 Abba Zaba
Percussion [Additional] – Milt HollandWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
2:44
B3 Plastic Factory
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann, Jerry Handley
3:08
B4 Where There's Woman
Written-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
2:09
B5 Grown So Ugly
Arranged By – Ry CooderWritten-By – Robert Pete Williams
2:27
B6 Autumn's Child
Guitar – Russ TitelmanWritten-By – Don Van Vliet, Herb Bermann
4:02

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First mono pressing with red Buddah labels, montage photo-art liner & 'Baby' image bumper sticker.
(A stereo issue was also made #BDS 5001)

(Some prior material on 8-track moved from Sunset Sound to 4-track at RCA, as outlined in "Grow Fins" material. Later reissues credit both engineers)

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BDS 5001 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album, Promo, Whi) Buddah Records BDS 5001 US 1967 Sell This Version
BDS 5063 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album, RP) Buddah Records BDS 5063 US 1974 Sell This Version
203 009 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album, Promo) Buddah Records 203 009 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
MOVLP343 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album, RE, 180 + LP, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP343 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
BDS 5063 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Buddah Records BDS 5063 US 1970 Sell This Version

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dlgale1974

dlgale1974

November 20, 2014
Underground classic, absolute genius and one of my favourite albums of all time. Crank up the volume. Yes, it's warped and weird but this is easily the most accessible of all of Beefheart's albums. It features a 20 year old Ry Cooder, who is magnificent throughout. There's a real mix on here: "Sure 'Nuff' and Yes I Do" starts off like a straightforward Delta Blues before being amplified and injected with Amphetamine, "Zig Zag Wanderer" has a heavy R&B baseline and the R&B theme continues with what has to be the most "pop" tune he has ever done, "Call on Me". Nothing is mainstream though, there's sharp jangly guitars cutting through the horns gently fading in and out as as the percussion phases from left to right. Then you're hit with the weird, grungy, heavy "Dropout Boogie", the mood totally changes for the sentimental "I'm Glad" with it's Doo-Wop backing harmonies and the side finishes with the weird, high voltage, up tempo "Electricity" which utilises the Theremin to great effect. Side Two starts with the folky- rock "Yellow Brick Road" followed by " the pure psychedelia of "Abba Zabba" - Ry Cooder takes the bass here to great effect. Next comes "Plastic Factory" which sounds like Howlin' Wolf on Acid. "Where There's Women" is a touching tune with beautiful lyrics. "Grown So Ugly" is the only cover on the album and like the opening track is like heavy, psychedelic, Delta Blues. The album closes with the trippy, beautiful "Autumns Child" which again utilises the Thremin. Everyone should know this album.