This Just In: Thirsty For Beefheart

The other night I was watching the new Marc Maron stand-up special, Thinky Pain, where he does this great bit about the vinyl resurgence. He goes from talking about coveting Jack White’s wall of $14k tube phono amps to his experience trying to get back into buying records after a very long hiatus. One day, using his hung-over girlfriend’s need for a breakfast burrito as an excuse to hit up a record store (conveniently located next to a Mexican restaurant), he fulfills a very desperate need for Captain Beefheart with a copy of Safe As Milk. I don’t want to spoil the whole bit, but hey, we’ve got a sweet copy of Safe As Milk if you too need to quench that thirst for Beefheart. Lots of other great classics in this week as well, so check the full list below.

Captian Beefheart – Safe As Milk LP (180g Mono Edition):
“Captain Beefheart’s 1967 debut album Safe As Milk introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind visionary whose unique output had no precedent in contemporary music. Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, filtered the raw influence of the blues and R&B through his own singular musical sensibility and left-field lyrical wordplay, and surrounded himself with some of the most talented and inventive young musicians around. The result was an album that, even in the heady year in which it was released, sounded like nothing else, and the stage for one of rock’s most iconoclastic and idiosyncratic careers.

With backup from the first, and perhaps finest, incarnation of Beefheart’s legendary Magic Band (including future solo star Ry Cooder on guitar and teenage drum prodigy John ‘Drumbo’ French), and production from future studio superstar Richard Perry, Beefheart unveils his fully-formed sound and vision on such landmark tracks as ‘Zig Zag Wanderer,’ ‘Abba Zaba,’ ‘Dropout Boogie,’ ‘I’m Glad’ and ‘Electricity’ (covered two decades later by Sonic Youth).

Released by Sundazed Music, this landmark album now sounds the way it was meant to sound, thanks to the restoration of Perry’s rare original—and, to most fans, superior—mono mix, which was later altered by Beefheart’s label without the artist’s involvement. This definitive edition features authoritative new liner notes by Rolling Stone editor and longtime Beefheart enthusiast David Fricke.

‘In mono, Safe As Milk is a powerful, concentrated revelation,’ Fricke writes, further noting, ‘Safe As Milk promised comfort, exotic nourishment and rude health—and delivered. Created in a year rich in historic debuts and transformative statements about rock’s dynamic and expressive possibilities, Safe As Milk was so far in it was out.’” -Sundazed

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It don’t get much safer than new releases, reissues and restocks…
Aesop Rock – Labor Days 2LP
A Perfect Circle – Three Sixty CD
Beach Boys – Surf’s Up LP
Beady Eye – Be 2LP
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 2LP
Beatles – On Air: Live At BBC Vol. 2 3LP
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe CD
Boards Of Canada – In A Beautiful Place… EP 12”, Trans Canada Highway EP 12”, Twoism EP 12
Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan LP, Blonde On Blonde 2LP, Bringing It All Back Home LP, John Wesley Harding LP, Nashville Skyline LP
Burial – Untrue 2LP
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 2LP
Death Grips – No Love Deep Web CD
DJ Rashad – Double Cup 2LP
FKA Twigs – EP2 12’
James Ferraro – NYC, Hell 3:00 AM LP
George Thorogood & The Destroyers – S/T LP
Ghost BC – If You Have Ghost EP 12”
Icona Pop- This Is… LP
Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow LP
Janelle Monae – Electric Lady 2LP
Jeremiah Jae – Dirty Collection Vol. 1 7”
John Coltrane – Blue Train LP, Giant Steps LP
Johnny Cash – Blood, Sweat & Tears LP, San Quentin LP, Original Sun Singles 2LP
King Krule – 6 Ft. Beneath The Moon 2LP
Knife – Silent Shout 2LP
Kurt Vile – Deluxe Daze 2CD, It’s A Big World Out There… EP 12”
Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room LP, Songs Of Leonard Cohen LP, Songs Of Love & Hate LP
Lorde – Pure Heroine LP
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool LP
Otis Redding – Dock Of The Bay LP, Dictionary Of Soul LP, Otis Blue LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – … Like Clockwork 2LP
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood LP
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker LP
Tool – Undertow 2LP
Various – Mutazione 2CD
Velvet Underground – Loaded LP
Yo La Tengo – Fade Deluxe 2CD