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".
Richard Perry's little brother, Fred Perry, is pictured on the inner sleeve. Fred Perry is wearing the goggles and aviator cap poking out of the baby Jesus' left ear (on the right side of the sleeve as viewed in your hand).

Label variant - differs from Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk in the following ways:
-Artist name on 2 lines instead of 1
-Side One & Side Two on left side, instead Side 1 & Side 2
-Matrix # above Stereo (no cat #), instead of Stereo above cat # & matrix # on right side
-Track titles centered, instead of left justified

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): BDS-5001-A① 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): BDS-5001-B-② 1B

Other Versions (5 of 94) 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, RE) Buddah Records BDS 5063 US 1973 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
SPLP 1249 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album) Astor SPLP 1249 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
MOVLP343 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album, RE, 180 + LP, 180) Buddah Records, Music On Vinyl MOVLP343 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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DaddyGreenJeans

DaddyGreenJeans

May 6, 2016
I am in search of a VG+ or better original jacket and inner sleeve for this. If you find one with a hammered vinyl or no vinyl at all, please send me a message and let me know! Thanks!
shakingstreet

shakingstreet

June 16, 2015
I got a copy from an LA dealer with a unfolded bumper sticker. Absolutely genuine...we compared with a folded one!
And I have to say, depending on the phase of the Moon I kind-of agree with wholesome-quality !!!
kb.christensen

kb.christensen

November 25, 2014
(later ?) label variation has STEREO above above BDS 5001
wholesome_quality

wholesome_quality

June 2, 2013
I'm still trying to figure out why Trout-Mask whatever is considered the best Beefheart album. Safe as Milk clearly outshines that one. Zig-zag wanderer, dropout boogie, abba zabba, yellow brick road and especially Grown so-ugly is classic zany, wink-wink production at its very finest.