The sound of Safe As Milk

The sound of Safe As Milk

The sound quality of Safe As Milk is something that has been discussed in one way or another quite a bit over the years. Why doesRead More

The Safe As Milk Demos

The Safe As Milk Demos

Before the recording of the Safe As Milk album there was a studio session where a number of demos were recorded produced by Gary Marker whichRead More

Safe As Milk – Advertising

Safe As Milk – Advertising

The Safe As Milk baby featured in the 27 May 1967 edition of Cashbox: … and in the 17 June 1967 edition of Billboard; This version has theRead More

Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968

Cannes beach performance on Bouton Rouge 1968

On 27 January 1968 Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band performed on the beach at Cannes, France, in front of the Martinez Hotel. They were inRead More

Zig Zag Wanderer lyrics

Zig zag wanderer, zig zag wanderer (rep.) You can huff, you can puff You’ll never blow my house down You can zig, you can zag OleRead More

Zig Zag Wanderer – song notes

In 2001 Gary Marker wrote to say the following: Zig-Zag Wanderer was a specific reference to the popular rolling papers of the same name. (“You canRead More

Yellow Brick Road lyrics

Around the corner the wind blew back I followed the yellow brick road – It ended up at black-board black, I was taught the gift ofRead More

Where There’s Woman lyrics

Where there’s truth, a green valley steams cottonwood Where there’s peace, a little cloud of music gleams brotherhood Where there’s love, I’d be a boy ifRead More

Sure ‘Nuff ‘N’ Yes I Do lyrics

Well I was born in the desert came on up from New Orleans Came upon a tornado, sun not in the sky Ah waited ’round all dayRead More

Plastic Factory lyrics

Phos’phrous chimney burnin’ Mortal man’s a’ learnin’ Time n’ space a’ turnin’ Motor’s n’ men a’ churnin’ fac’trys no place f’ me boss man, let me be WindRead More

I’m Glad lyrics

(so sad baby so glad girl) When you first came round I was sad My head hung down I felt really bad Now I’m glad, gladRead More

Grown So Ugly by Robert Pete Williams lyrics

I got up this morning And I put on my shoes I tied my shoes Then I washed my face I went to the mirror ForRead More

Electricity lyrics

Singin through you to me Thunder-bolts caught easily Shouts the truth peacefully E-LEC-TRI-CITY High-voltage man kisses night to bring the light to those who need t’Read More

Dropout Boogie lyrics

You wanna do what?, you wanna do what? I told you what, I told you what You wanna do what?, you wanna do what? I toldRead More

Call On Me lyrics

Call on me whenever you’re lonely and blue In my house whenever you need me to call on you At any time baby that you needRead More

Autumn’s Child lyrics

Go back ten years ago, sunbeams dancin’ round Go back ten yeas ago, sunbeams dancin’ down Autumn’s child Autumn’s child Autumn’s child got a loophole ’roundRead More

Abba Zaba lyrics

Long before song before song blues Babbette baboon [repeat] abba zaba zoom Two shadows at Noon, Babbette baboon [repeat] Comin’ over pretty soon, Babbette baboon Run,Read More

Abba Zaba song notes from Gary Marker

My musings on the meaning of the lyrics for that particular song aren’t my personal interpretation, I’m merely relaying what Don Van Vliet told me thatRead More

Safe As Milk / Mirror Man combinations / track re-orderings

1977 UK SAM/MM Combination Re-issue as Beefheart File of SAM/MM on Pye FILD 008 Two inner sleeves contain “rare” photos and informative article by Connor McKnightRead More

Safe As Milk releases

Safe As Milk releases

1967 US Original on Buddah (Red) The US release has always been thought to have been in September 1967, but a ‘New Action Albums’ feature inRead More

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