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Safe As Milk

By: Captain Beefheart

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1   Sure 'Nuff 'n' Yes, I Do Buy Buy  
2   Zig Zag Wanderer Buy Buy  
3   Call On Me Buy Buy  
4   Dropout Boogie Buy Buy  
5   I'm Glad Buy Buy  
6   Electricity Buy Buy  
7   Yellow Brick Road Buy Buy  
8   Abba Zaba Buy Buy  
9   Plastic Factory Buy Buy  
10   Where There's Woman Buy Buy  
11   Grown So Ugly Buy Buy  
12   Autumn's Child Buy Buy  
13   Safe As Milk (Take 5) Buy Buy  
14   On Tomorrow (Instrumental) Buy Buy  
15   Big Black Baby Shoes (Instrumental) Buy Buy  
16   Flower Pot Buy Buy  
17   Dirty Blue Gene (Instrumental) Buy Buy  
18   Trust Us (Take 9) Buy Buy  
19   Korn Ring Finger Buy Buy  

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Album Description

Digitally remastered reissue of this 1967 release, one of Rock''s ''greatest albums of all time''! This really is an album that no collection is complete without! With A&M junior popmeister Richard Perry, jack of all trades Ry Cooder and songwriting genius Russ Titelman, The Captain makes his first real shot at being legendary...and succeeds! Beautifully re-mastered and wonderful liner notes by Kris Needs with comments from the stars of today! 19 tracks. Rev-Ola. 2009.

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"I may be hungry, but I sure ain't weird," Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, famously intones on this bright-sounding remastered version of the 1967 debut by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. Safe as Milk is a bold, tough-ass distillation of Delta blues stomp and '60s garage-punk swagger, fused with a radically polyrhythmic and tempo-shifting style that one might term "art rock." Listening to the delightfully playful, absurdist "Abba Zabba," it's easy to see why Lester Bangs called Beefheart "the only true dadaist in rock"; the song is a good indication of the intricate, rule-breaking music the Magic Band would continue to hone. But there are also formidable ballads (the psychedelic "Autumn's Child," the lachrymose "I'm Glad"), midtempo pop-soul tunes (the Otis Redding-ish "Call on Me"), and straight-ahead blues-rock workouts ("Plastic Factory"), all of which showcase the fretwork of a young Ry Cooder. Much has been made of Beefheart's multiple-octave vocal range; he sings menacingly on "Dropout Boogie" and allegedly broke a very expensive microphone on the eerie "Electricity." The last seven tracks on this reissue (for the most part fascinating, unfinished instrumentals) were recorded with a different lineup; they are outtakes from Mirror Man Sessions. --Mike McGonigal

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