Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe As Milk - 1967
Luckily, sharebee was not down for good, so I don't have to
re-up any albums and I can continue uploading new ones with it.
Captain Beefheart, A.K.A. Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet),
is a very odd musician with a very unusual voice which seems
to somewhat overly exaggerated many vocal techniques ,
but somehow it totally fits the music! In today's world,
a voice and singing style such as his would never even
be given a chance, but luckily for him (and us) the 60s were a bit
more open. The Magic Band sounds a bit messy in the same way
as Big Brother and the Holding Company, but this messy playing style
just adds to the unique sound of both bands which is part of the
reason why we love them so much.
This is Captain Beefheart's debut album which is largely
rooted in blues rock, but maintains a distinct separation from it.
The band did not stay so blues inspired though. They slowly
moved further and further away from their blues roots
and grew increasingly experimental as the years went by.
Still, this is a very unique album with a lot of good in it
and should be checked out by any fan of
Big Brother and the Holding Company. I mean the actual
band of course and not just Janis Joplin. Still, give it a listen!
1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do - 2:16
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 - 3:08
7. Yellow Brick Road - 2:28
8. Abba Zaba - 2:44
9. Plastic Factory - 3:09
10. Where There's Woman - 2:10
11. Grown So Ugly - 2:27
12. Autumn's Child - 4:02
13. Safe As Milk (Take 5) - 4:14
14. On Tomorrow - 6:57
15. Big Black Baby Shoes - 4:51
16. Flower Pot - 3:56
17. Dirty Blue Gene - 2:44
18. Trust Us (Take 9) - 7:23
19. Korn Ring Finger - 7:27