Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band ‎– Safe As Milk

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Buddah Records ‎– BDS 5001
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Red Label
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A1 Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
Arranged By – Ry CooderLyrics By – Herb BermannWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
2:15
A2 Zig Zag Wanderer
Drums [Log Drum] – Milt HollandLyrics By – Herb BermannWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
2:40
A3 Call On Me
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
2:37
A4 Dropout Boogie
Drums [Log Drum] – Milt HollandLyrics By – Herb BermannWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
2:32
A5 I'm Glad
Written-By – Don Van Vliet
3:31
A6 Electricity
Lyrics By – Herb BermannTheremin – Sam Hoffman*Written-By – Don Van Vliet
3:07
B1 Yellow Brick Road
Lyrics By – Herb BermannPercussion [Additional] – Taj MahalWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
2:28
B2 Abba Zaba
Percussion [Additonal] – Milt HollandWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
2:44
B3 Plastic Factory
Lyrics By – Herb BermannWritten-By – Don Van Vliet, Jerry Handley
3:08
B4 Where There's Woman
Lyrics By – Herb BermannWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
2:09
B5 Grown So Ugly
Arranged By – Ry CooderWritten-By – Robert Pete Williams
2:27
B6 Autumn's Child
Guitar – Russ TitelmanLyrics By – Herb BermannWritten-By – Don Van Vliet
4:02

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Notes

This stereo release, on red "Buddah" labels, followed shortly after the mono release.
(It is actually 'stereo enhanced')
The vinyl is contained in a 2-sided black & white half-tone photo-montage liner, of band members, session artists, engineers & producer.
One side reads "May The Baby Jesus Open Your Mind And Shut Your Mouth", the back reads "Caution: Electricity May Be Hazardous To Health".
(Not all of the personnel shown on the liner are credited).
A 380mm x 100mm 'bumper sticker' (with "Safe As Milk" text and a cutout baby's head color image) was folded into cover. This sticker was produced in a limited quantity, as were the montage liners.

(This release also exists, as another version, in a mono sleeve with a 'stereo' over-sticker obscuring the 'Mono' print. This was issued prior to the printing of a stereo sleeve. Later, there was a further version - with the stereo cover shown, but without a montage-image liner on expiration of printed stock.).

Reports suggest Richard Perry played the Harpsichord on "Call On Me".

Label variant: Differs from Safe As Milk in the following ways:
-Artist name on 1 line instead of 2
-Side 1 & Side 2 on left side, instead Side One & Side Two
-Stereo above cat # & matrix # on right side
-Track titles left justified, instead of centered

Matrix Variant: Same stereo cover, "Baby Jesus" montage inner sleeve, and red label with two lines for artist and title and centered track listings with matrix runout variants as indicated. There does not appear to be another sub with the matrix variant as listed on a red label. See however: Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk which includes a mono sleeve stickered as "Stereo," a kaleidoscope label and matrix runouts to match the variation.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): BDS-5001-A① 1A 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched (Note the 2 is x-ed out)): BDS-5001-2 B-①-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation: Side 1 Hand Etched): BDS-5001-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation: Side 2 Hand Etched): BDS-5001-2

Other Versions (5 of 91) View All

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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