Friday, June 18, 2021

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk (1967)

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk (1967)

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Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk

Side one

1. "Sure 'Nuff 'n Yes I Do"   2:15

2. "Zig Zag Wanderer"   2:40

3. "Call on Me"   2:37

4. "Dropout Boogie"   2:32

5. "I'm Glad"   3:31

6. "Electricity"   3:07

Side two

7. "Yellow Brick Road"   2:28

8. "Abba Zaba"   2:44

9. "Plastic Factory"   3:08

10. "Where There's Woman"   2:09

11. "Grown So Ugly"   2:27

12. "Autumn's Child"   4:02

Captain Beefheart Band Members / Musicians

Don Van Vliet – lead vocals, harmonica, marimba, arrangements

Alex St. Clair Snouffer – guitar, backing vocals, bass (9, 10), percussion

Ry Cooder – guitar, slide guitar, bass (8), percussion, arrangements

Jerry Handley – bass (except 8, 10), backing vocals

John French – drums, backing vocals, percussion

Samuel Hoffman – theremin (6, 12)

Milt Holland – log drum, tambourine, percussion (2, 4 and 8)

Taj Mahal – tambourine, percussion (7)

Russ Titelman – guitar (12)

Safe as Milk is the debut studio album by American rock group Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, released in June 1967 by Buddah Records. A heavily blues-influenced work, the album features a 20-year-old Ry Cooder, who played guitar and wrote some of the arrangements.

Don Van Vliet (/væn ˈvliːt/; born Don Glen Vliet January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. He conducted a rotating ensemble called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums between 1964 and 1982. His music blended elements of blues, free jazz, rock, and avant-garde composition with idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist wordplay, and his wide vocal range. Known for his enigmatic persona, Beefheart frequently constructed myths about his life and was known to exercise an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians. Although he achieved little commercial success, he sustained a cult following as a "highly significant" and "incalculable" influence on an array of new wave, punk, and experimental rock artists.

Captain Beefheart Discography Full

Safe as Milk (1967)

Strictly Personal (1968)

Trout Mask Replica (1969)

Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970)

Mirror Man (1971)

The Spotlight Kid (1972)

Clear Spot (1972)

Unconditionally Guaranteed (1974)

Bluejeans & Moonbeams (1974)

Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) (1978)

Doc at the Radar Station (1980)

Ice Cream for Crow (1982)

Bat Chain Puller (2012, recorded in 1976)

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