Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – Safe As Milk
Captain Beefheart (real name Don Van Vliet) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist. He conducted a rotating ensemble called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums between 1964 and 1982. His music blended elements of blues, free jazz, rock, and avant-garde composition with idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist wordplay, and his wide vocal range. Although he achieved little commercial success, he sustained a cult following as a “highly significant” and “incalculable” influence on an array of new wave, punk, and experimental rock artists. Safe as Milk is the bands’ debut studio album, released in June 1967 by Buddah Records. A heavily blues-influenced work, the album featured a 20-year-old Ry Cooder, who played guitar and wrote some of the arrangements. The album is heavily influenced by the Delta blues, and this is apparent from the opening bars of the first track, “Sure ‘Nuff ‘n Yes I Do”, based on Muddy Waters’ “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.
180 gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing
Label: Music On Vinyl
Cat. # MOVLP343