Music On Vinyl

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (2xLP - "Milky White" 180 Gram Vinyl)

$29.99

Pressed on 180-gram, milky white vinyl, in a Limited Edition of 1,500 numbered copies.

Captain Beefheart's debut album, originally released in 1967, is the most accessible and pop-inflected from his entire catalogue. Still, Safe As Milk is a very strong and heavily blues-influenced work that hints at many of the eventual trademarks of Captain Beefheart. A 20-year old Ry Cooder play bass & guitar on ''Abba Zaba'' and ''Grown So Ugly'', and arranged the latter as well as ''Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do''. Cooder's role in the recording process was 'to translate the Captain's wilder notions to the rest of the band and generally act as musical director'. With him as a supervisor, the sessions proceeded more or less smoothly and Safe As Milk was recorded within a month.

Fun fact: the album appears in the 2000 film High Fidelity as an album that the character Barry, played by Jack Black, continually refuses to sell to a customer, whom he deems unsuitable to own it.

The 7 bonus tracks are taken from the sessions for the unreleased 'Brown Wrapper' follow-up album. These tracks had been recorded around November 1967, two months after the release of Safe as Milk's and were from the same sessions that yielded the songs on Mirror Man Sessions. The 50th Anniversary edition of Safe As Milk is pressed on Milky White vinyl. Only 1,500 individually numbered copies are available.

Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do

Zig Zag Wanderer

Call On Me

Dropout Boogie

I'm Glad

Electricity

Yellow Brick Road

Abba Zabba

Plastic Factory

Where There's Woman

Grown So Ugly

Safe As Milk (Take 5)

On Tomorrow

Big Black Baby Shoes

Flower Pot

Dirty Blue Gene

Trust Us (Take 9)

Korn Ring Finger

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