On September 25, 1967.


On September 25, 1967, “Buddah” label released “Safe as Milk, the debut album by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, It was recorded in April 1967, at the “RCA Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Perry & Bob Krasnow.


  • Don Van Vliet– vocals, bass marimba, harmonica, arrangements, theremin direction
  • Alex St. Clair Snouffer– guitar, bass, background vocals, percussion
  • Jerry Handley – bass, background vocals
  • John French– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Ry Cooder– guitar, slide guitar, bass, percussion, arrangements
  • Samuel Hoffman– theremin \
  • Milt Holland– log drum, tambourine, percussion
  • Taj Mahal– tambourine, percussion
  • Russ Titelman– guitar

All tracks by Herb Bermann and Don Van Vliet except where noted.

  1. Sure ‘Nuff ‘n Yes I Do
  2. Zig Zag Wanderer
  3. Call on Me
  4. Dropout Boogie
  5. I’m Glad
  6. Electricity
  7. Yellow Brick Road
  8. Abba Zaba
  9. Plastic Factory – Van Vliet, Herb Bermann, Jerry Handley
  10. Where There’s Woman
  11. Grown So Ugly – Robert Pete Williams
  12. Autumn’s Child



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