RELEASE
1967
LABEL
Buddha Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Proto-Punk, Experimental Rock, Art Rock

Album Review

Beefheart's first proper studio album is a much more accessible, pop-inflected brand of blues-rock than the efforts that followed in the late '60s -- which isn't to say that it's exactly normal and straightforward. Featuring Ry Cooder on guitar, this is blues-rock gone slightly askew, with jagged, fractured rhythms, soulful, twisting vocals from Van Vliet, and more doo wop, soul, straight blues, and folk-rock influences than he would employ on his more avant-garde outings. "Zig Zag Wanderer," "Call on Me," and "Yellow Brick Road" are some of his most enduring and riff-driven songs, although there's plenty of weirdness on tracks like "Electricity" and "Abba Zaba." [Buddha's 1999 reissue of Safe as Milk contained restored artwork and seven bonus tracks.]
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Sure Nuff 'N' Yes I Dohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/safe-as-milk/id290334563?uo=5
  2. Zig Zag Wandererhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334565&id=290334563
  3. Call on Mehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334566&id=290334563
  4. Dropout Boogiehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334567&id=290334563
  5. I'm Gladhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334569&id=290334563
  6. Electricityhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334570&id=290334563
  7. Yellow Brick Roadhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334571&id=290334563
  8. Abba Zabahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334572&id=290334563
  9. Plastic Factoryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334573&id=290334563
  10. Where There's a Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/safe-as-milk/id290334563?uo=5
  11. Grown So Uglyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334575&id=290334563
  12. Autumn's Childhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334577&id=290334563
  13. Safe as Milk [Take 5][*]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334581&id=290334563
  14. On Tomorrow [*][Instrumental]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334582&id=290334563
  15. Big Black Baby Shoes [*][Instrumental]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334585&id=290334563
  16. Flower Pot [*]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334587&id=290334563
  17. Dirty Blue Gene [*][Instrumental]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334588&id=290334563
  18. Trust Us (Take 9) [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/safe-as-milk/id290334563?uo=5
  19. Korn Ring Finger [*]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=290334594&id=290334563
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