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Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band | Safe as Milk

March 5, 2020

There’s no better place to start with demolishing the myth of Captain Beefheart’s ‘inaccessibility’ (and, frankly, many other myths) than Safe as Milk. The man born Don Vliet cut his teeth with former schoolmate Frank Zappa and formed a blues band with another peer, multi-instrumentalist Alex St. Clair, which garnered popularity with teenagers and led to a short stint with the mismatched A&M records — which dropped the group after two singles. A freshly dubbed “Don Van Vliet” then put…

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