365 Days of Album Recommendations – March 27

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe as Milk

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I’ve been watching this insane Captain Beefheart video for days now, and I can’t stop thinkin’ about the man, the musicians, and the music.

So today, the debut. The beginning. The arrival. The Genesis. The Alpha.

Captain Beefheart. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band.

The video is so not insane, it’s insane. The band is just playin’. It’s just a blues song. They’re outside, for god’s sake. But somehow, it’s just interplanetary awesome. It’s the first song from their “debut” release, Safe as Milk. The song is Sure ‘Nuff ‘n Yes I Do. You can find it here, FYI:

Captain Beefheart – Live, 1968

That’s really the thing with the Beefheart of this early era. It’s just so raw and so straightforward in so many ways, and yet it’s a total revolution. This is the spirit we so desperately need in blues music today. Imagination. Passion. Weirdness. Vision.

Are you a “blues musician?” Connect with this album. Watch the video. Then challenge yourself. Challenge yourself to find a new vision within what you’re delivering. Raw it up, man. Raw it.

Beefheart it.

 


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