Safe As Milk

Safe As Milk (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band)

  • 18 Aug 13:42
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The cover depicts four clean-cut kids in suits and tie; one is even wearing his father’s hat. Is this not the most paradoxically bizarre cover ever, in relation to the music within? This sounded like music from Saturn in 1967; now it just sounds remarkably good. Don van Vliet’s Howlin’ Wolf growl almost tears the speaker-cloth as he launches into ‘Electricity’. Other marvellous excursions are ‘Dropout Boogie’, ‘Plastic Factory’ and ‘Yellow Brick Road’. The latter should have opened the original album as the spoken ‘the following tone is a reference tone’ section sets the tone for this unforgettable album. An easy introduction to wayward genius.

Tracks: Sure ‘Nuff’N Yes I Do; Zig Zag Wanderer; Call On Me; Dropout Boogie; I’m Glad; Electricity; Yellow Brick Road; Abba Zaba; Plastic Factory; Where There’s A Woman; Grown So Ugly; Autumn’s Child....


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