Captain Beefheart & His Magic - Safe As Milk (Remastered & Expanded - bonus tracks): CD 2.99 @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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The genesis of the first Captain Beefheart album SAFE AS MILK is suitably shrouded in mystery, but the result is a collection of performances that meld blues, R&B, avant garde rock, and West Coast pop in a unique and heady mix that's like nothing else in the Captain's oeuvre. While subsequent outings would emphasize the full-on weirdness of Beefheart and his Magic Band, songs such as "Yellow Brick Road", "Sure 'Nuff'N Yes I Do" and "Abba Zabba", while not without their own sonic quirks, still sound fresh and accessible today.
With uncredited appearances by such luminaries as Taj Mahal andRy Cooder, SAFE AS MILK's overall feel is adventurous, freeflowing, yet with an underlying discipline that Beefheart would throw to the wind on subsequent releases. There's even an attempt at doo-wop harmonies on "I'm So Glad", though theharp-flavored "Plastic Factory" finds him in more familiar R&B territory. Beefheart would never again sound this conventional, or, some might venture, this coherent.

"I may be hungry, but I sure ain't weird," Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, famously intones on this bright-sounding re-mastered 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 1960s 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"), mid-tempo 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 line-up; they are outtakes from Mirror Man Sessions.

1. Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Do
2. Zig Zag Wanderer
3. Call On Me
4. Dropout Boogie
5. I'm Glad
6. Electricity
7. Yellow Brick Road
8. Abba Zaba
9. Plastic Factory
10. Where There's A Woman
11. Grown So Ugly
12. Autumn's Child
13. Safe As Milk
14. On Tomorrow
15. Big Black Baby Shoes
16. Flower Pot
17. Dirty Blue Gene
18. Trust Us
19. Korn Ring Finger
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#1
Jumpingphil
Ha, didn't even have to look at the poster to know it was you Andy.

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Theres my credit card details and my address.
Just order this and any new ones for me please Andy.
It will save me a lot of time in future.


WHAT THE ****! :w00t::w00t: credit card details! are you serious?
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Jumpingphil
Ha, didn't even have to look at the poster to know it was you Andy.

4539 5901 3722 9212
Expires 06 2012
Security code 379

122 New House Street
Harlow
Essex
CM18 6EG

Theres my credit card details and my address.
Just order this and any new ones for me please Andy.
It will save me a lot of time in future.


Awsome
Thanks Phil
Booked a holiday for the family and ordered that Boyzone CD you asked me to look out for. It should be with you by Tuesday.
#3
I've finally able to get that 105" Panasonic plasma I wanted! Thanks. The lifetime subscription to **** Ticklers Weekly is on it's way to you as a way of thank you!
#4
Great LP. One of my favourites of all time.
#5
I bought this when it came out on vinyl originally and then probably sold it for 50p when I got short of money.

Thanks for the find Andy.

And thanks for paying for it Phil. I didn't want to max out your card.
#6
paroparo
I bought this when it came out on vinyl originally and then probably sold it for 50p when I got short of money.

Thanks for the find Andy.

And thanks for paying for it Phil. I didn't want to max out your card.


I think I you sold it to me! ;-)

I have the original PYE, the marble arch and buddah records re-issues. :geek:

I wait around all day with the moon sticking in my eye....
#7
fantastic! one of my favourites, it will be great to listen to again. thank you.
#8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-HWKhnI-s

Twenny dollah bill ( I can set you straight ) 8-)
#9
Charlie Scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq-HWKhnI-s

Twenny dollah bill ( I can set you straight ) 8-)


Hot Rats. Another classic LP.
Great song - Willie the Pimp.
#10
Bargain CD. Funny thread. Good work all round!
#11
bobloblaw2001
Hot Rats. Another classic LP.
Great song - Willie the Pimp.


brilliant collaboration between beefheart and zappa - some might say geniuses ;-)

infact didnt i sell you yellow shark by zappa? :w00t: that reminds me feedback?:whistling:
#12
Strange but true, just ordered What a Bunch of Sweeties by the Pink Fairies after finding a lnk with HMV so thankyou for rekindling my youth.(Lost the LP years ago)
#13
great album. superb price. shame I already own it!
#15
bobloblaw2001
I think I you sold it to me! ;-)

I have the original PYE, the marble arch and buddah records re-issues. :geek:

I wait around all day with the moon sticking in my eye....


This is getting spooky.

First you claim to have bought my Captain Beefheart LP and now (or at least a couple of posts below) you say you have Hot Rats. I would have sold Hot Rats at about the same time in my 'lack of cash' period.:shock:
#16
Classic Beefheart.
A real magician. Wasn't sure about his later stuff, but this period (late 60s) WONDERFUL
Completely different innovator of music (although his voice always reminds me of Howlin' Wolf the bluesman)
Originality that has deserted American music.
Some of the most wonderful lyrics too - "I may be hungry...but I sure ain't weird" and so many others
#17
this looks to have expired.......online showing as £4.99

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