1001 Albums You Must Hear (and Blog about) Before You Die

My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die

917. Safe as Milk – Captain Beefheart

Brief Background: Safe as Milk was recorded in April of 1967 and released in September of the same year.

What I think: I was ready for this album to be the weirdest thing I’ve listened to since the Mother’s of Invention record, but it relatively straight forward.  Their is a lot of blues influence on the album and the opener “Sure ‘Nuff ‘n Yes I Do”, is a perfect example (and actually feels somewhat authentic to me, whereas those British boys don’t.) The rhythm section of the band is really good, with some excellent bass sounds sticking out. “I’m Glad” is a nice pop number. Things do get weird on “Electricity” and from what I’ve read that is the direction later albums head in.

Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I like this album and don’t see a problem with it being here.

Rating (Out of 5):3

Amazon Review (Out of 5):4.5

Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (66/85)

Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 78%


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