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SAFE AS MILK

Captain Beefheart

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.87 | 124 ratings

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malcra
4 stars Safe as Milk presents a logical introduction for those not so much interested in the later avant garde sounds on Don van Vliet and want the Proto-Prog sound. Its more easy listening but provides many instances of the future directions for Captain Beefheart. The standout tracks are "Zig Zag Wanderer", "Electricity" and "Abba Zaba" partly for their pop-appeal of the day (though not sure if they'd make Sounds of the Sixities on Saturday morning Radio 2), but mainly because they have power and direction. You have a selection of Beefheart albums infront of you and you want to introduce you friends to what is an awesome collection of albums, then you are going to choose this one. You can have a couple more drinks (Marguerita's is a good way to go) before moving onto "Lick my Decals" and "Trout Mask Replica". This was in part my own introduction to Beefheart and in hindsight why I rate it is as one of the best and the one I listen to most. I've moved on (mainly into the early 70's) but yes it possibly one of the best 60's prog related albums.
malcra | 4/5 |

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