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Captain Beefheart



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4 stars Safe as Milk was CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND's debut album. This album, though a bit commercial, showed the Band's versatility and creativity. Combining straight blues and rock with other factors such as strange lyrics, odd sound effects, and constantly shifting time signatures were some of the features of his albums. The first song is an upbeat blues song with Beefheart at his raspy best. The next song "Zig Zag Wanderer" is basically a blues rocker with a spin as is the next song "Call on Me". "Dropout Boogie" is where it gets slightly stranger with a strange singing style and random Marimba interruptions. "I'm Glad" has BEEFHEART singing slowly and is a very calm song. "Electricity" might be the strangest song. Itl's lyrics are hard to understand, it's backed by a theremin, and its got someone in extremely raspy vocals singging "EEEEEELLLLLEEEEEECCCCCCCCTTTTTTRRRRRIIIIICCCCCIIIIITTTTTYYYYYY" The next song is a very good song called "Yellow Brick Road" which can be somewhat described as a rock infused version of the "O! Brother! Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. "Abba Zaba" is a strange track with a solo from a young RY COODER. I really can't describe it. "Plastic Factory" is a song with tons of harmonica and BEEFHEART's amazing vocals as abrasive and beautiful as ever. "Where There's Woman" is a good but straightforward track. "Grown So Ugly" is another example of straightforwardness. "Autumn's Child" is a slow song with excellent music, vocals, and theremin in the background. This album is good but it doesn't prepare you for BEEFHEART's magnum opus, Trout Mask Replica. Highly Recommended!!!
aqualung28 | 4/5 |


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