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Safe As Milk

Captain Beefheart

1967

The Captain's 1st album is his most accessible (whatever that means)…actually some good bluesy songs (that actually sound like real songs) and of course a handful of funny moments.  Worth a listen, but really nothing like his classic eccentric/maniacal material to come.

7.7

Trout Mask Replica

Captain Beefheart

1969

There's a fine line between being a genius and being mentally handicapped, and I still can't figure out which one Captain Beefheart was.  I'm inclined to think it's the former rather than the latter, but after listening to TMR straight through chances are you'll feel like the latter.  It is art, I can tell you that much...I think..."a squid eating doe in a polyethaliene bag is fast and bulbous...got me?"

8.0

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