Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* ‎– Strictly Personal

Blue Thumb Records ‎– BTS 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Ah Feel Like Ahcid
A2 Safe As Milk
A3 Trust Us
A4 Son Of Mirror Man - Mere Man
B1 On Tomorrow
B2 Beatle Bones N' Smokin Stones
B3 Gimme Dat Harp Boy
B4 Kandy Korn

Companies, etc.



White labels have BTS 1 with sides as 'A' & 'B'.
Label address in light blue: "Blue Thumb Records, Inc. - Beverly Hills, Calif."

Sleeve front/back has BTS 1
Sleeve inner spread address: "Blue Thumb Records, Inc. A subsidiary of Famous Music Corporation. A Gulf & Western Company 427 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210." "BTS 1 [Thumb logo]".

The reissued white label of this BTS 1 release pre-dates the short-term Krasnow distribution deal with Capitol when the prefixes '88' were used*, but it is housed in a BTS 1 Gulf-Western distribution sleeve (late 1971) - identified by the text below the inner credits.

By 1972 the label was purchased & included the Gulf Western address & later labels were also cream (to circa 1974 when the Blue Thumb label & Gulf catalogue passed to ABC).
(*The '88' [BTS 8801] has a 'negative' inner spread image).

(In the stamp photos Vliet, Handley & Snouffer are wearing custom outfits designed by a boutique on Santa Monica Boulevard. Gerry McGee also had a custom outfit, but was replaced by Cotton before this photo-session).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side run-out, hand-etched): T I 5001 BTS-1-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side run-out, hand-etched): T I 5002 BTS 1-1D