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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
 
 

Diddy Wah Diddy¹ / Who Do You Think You're Fooling?¹
Dixon-McDaniel (2:22) / Van Vliet (2:10)
A&M 794, 4/66

 
Moonchild¹ / Frying Pan¹
Van Vliet (2:26) / Van Vliet (2:04)
A&M 818, 10/66

 

Safe As Milk
Buddah BDS-5001
9/67
Back Cover


UK Back Cover is same, except black & white
 
Inner Sleeve

 
Inner Sleeve

 
Bumper Sticker


Included in first pressings only
 
Safe As Milk ad


Side One
Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do Bermann-Van Vliet 2:15
Zig Zag Wanderer Bermann-Van Vliet 2:40
Call On Me Van Vliet 2:37
Dropout Boogie Bermann-Van Vliet 2:32
I'm Glad Van Vliet 3:31
Electricity Bermann-Van Vliet 3:07
Side Two
Yellow Brick Road Bermann-Van Vliet 2:28
Abba Zaba Van Vliet 2:44
Plastic Factory Bermann-Handley-Van Vliet 3:08
Where There's Woman Bermann-Van Vliet 2:09
Grown So Ugly Williams 2:27
Autumn's Child Bermann-Van Vliet 4:02
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Captain Beefheart-guitar, harmonica, marimba, vocals
Ry Cooder-guitar, slide guitar
Alex St. Clair-guitar
Jerry Handley-bass
Drumbo-drums, percussion
with:
Russ Titelman-guitar
Milt Holland-percussion, log drums
Taj Mahal-percussion
Samuel Hoffman-Theremin (on Electricity and Autumn's Child—his last recordings)
Produced by: Bob Krasnow

 

Yellow Brick Road / Abba Zaba
Bermann-Van Vliet (2:40) / Van Vliet (3:25)
Buddah BDA-9, 9/67

 
Plastic Factory / Where There's Woman
Bermann-Handley-Van Vliet (3:00) / Bermann-Van Vliet (2:05)
Buddah BDA-108, 3/68

 

Strictly Personal
Blue Thumb BTS-1
10/68
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Recording Notes

Originally, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band's second album was intended to be a double-album set called It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. See note to Mirror Man for further details.
Side One
Ah Feel Like Ahcid Van Vliet 3:05
Safe As Milk Van Vliet 5:27
Trust Us Van Vliet 8:09
Son of Mirror Man—Mere Man Van Vliet 5:20
Side Two
On Tomorrow Van Vliet 3:26
Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones Van Vliet 3:17
Gimme Dat Harp Boy Van Vliet 5:04
Kandy Korn Van Vliet 5:06
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Captain Beefheart-guitar, harmonica, vocals
Alex St Clair-guitar
Antennae Jimmy Semens-guitar
Mark Marcellino-keyboards
Jerry Handley-bass
Drumbo-drums
Produced by: Bob Krasnow

 


Trout Mask Replica
Straight STS-1053
6/16/69 RS500
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Tri-fold Lyric Sheet

 
Tri-fold Lyric Sheet

Side One
Frownland Van Vliet 1:39
The Dust Blows Forward 'N the Dust Blows Back Van Vliet 2:04
Dachau Blues Van Vliet 2:21
Ella Guru Van Vliet 2:23
Hair Pie: Bake 1 Van Vliet 4:57
Moonlight On Vermont Van Vliet 3:55
Side Two
Pachuco Cadaver Van Vliet 4:37
Bills Corpse Van Vliet 1:47
Sweet Sweet Bulbs Van Vliet 2:17
Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish Van Vliet 2:25
China Pig Van Vliet 3:56
My Human Gets Me Blues Van Vliet 2:42
Dali's Car Van Vliet 1:25
Side Three
Hair Pie: Bake 2 Van Vliet 2:23
Pena Van Vliet 2:31
Well Van Vliet 2:05
When Big Joan Sets Up Van Vliet 5:19
Fallin' Ditch Van Vliet 2:03
Sugar 'N' Spikes Van Vliet 2:29
Ant Man Bee Van Vliet 3:55
Side Four
Orange Claw Hammer Van Vliet 3:35
Wild Life Van Vliet 3:07
She's Too Much For My Mirror Van Vliet 1:42
Hobo Chang Ba Van Vliet 2:01
The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica) Van Vliet 2:04
Steal Softly Through Snow Van Vliet 2:13
Old Fart At Play Van Vliet 1:54
Veteran's Day Poppy Van Vliet 4:30
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Captain Beefheart-guitar, harmonica, clarinet, sax, musette, vocals
Antennae Jimmy Semens-guitar
Zoot Horn Rollo-flute, guitar
Rockette Morton-bass, vocals, narrator
Douglas Moon-guitar
Jerry Handley-bass
Drumbo-drums
with:
The Mascara Snake-clarinet, vocals
Doug Moon-guitar
Roy Estrada-bass
Art Tripp-drums
Produced by: Frank Zappa

Note: Came with tri-fold lyric sheet, complete with Cap't's drawings
 


Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Straight RS-6420
12/70
Back Cover

 
Lyric Sheet

Side One
Lick My Decals Off, Baby Van Vliet 2:38
Doctor Dark Van Vliet 2:46
I Love You, You Big Dummy Van Vliet 2:54
Peon Van Vliet 2:24
Bellerin' Plain Van Vliet 3:35
Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop Van Vliet 2:06
Japan In A Dishpan Van Vliet 3:00
Side Two
I Wanna Find A Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe
   Till I Have To Go
Van Vliet 1:53
Petrified Forest Van Vliet 1:40
One Red Rose That I Mean Van Vliet 1:53
The Buggy Boogie Woogie Van Vliet 2:19
The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig) Van Vliet 2:11
Space-Age Couple Van Vliet 2:32
The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye) Van Vliet 2:50
Flash Gordon's Ape Van Vliet 4:57
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Captain Beefheart-bass clarinet, tenor & soprano sax, chromatic harmonica, vocals
Zoot Horn Rollo-guitar, glass-finger guitar
Rockette Morton-bassius-o-pheilius
Drumbo-percussion, broom
Art Tripp-marimba, percussion, marimba
Produced by: Captain Beefheart

Note: as Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band; came with lyric sheet (one side blank) with bonus lyrics
 


Mirror Man
Buddah BDS-5077
5/71
Back Cover

 
Die Cut Cover

 
Recording Notes

Originally, Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band's second album was intended to be a double-album set called It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper. Although 1968's Strictly Personal has the same artwork that was created for the double album, it's a single disc.
   As part of the same post-Trout Mask Replica closet-cleaning that led to Buddah (the parent company of Blue Thumb Records, which released Strictly Personal), the label released Mirror Man, the second disc that was intended for the Plain Brown Wrapper release.
   Recorded in November 1967 (an odd misprint on the sleeve claims it was recorded in 1965, when the band barely existed), the four lengthy tracks on Mirror Man are even more simplistic and primal than those on Strictly Personal.
Side One
Tarotplane Van Vliet 19:00
Kandy Korn Van Vliet 8:00
Side Two
25th Century Quaker Van Vliet 9:50
Mirror Man Van Vliet 15:38
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Captain Beefheart-guitar, harmonica, musette, vocals
Antennae Jimmy Semens-guitar
Alex St Clair-guitar
Jerry Handley-bass
Drumbo-drums
Produced by: Bob Krasnow

 


Links!  

The Captain Beefheart Radar Station
The Crackling Cyberverse of Captain Beefheart

 


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