Day 11

July 17th 2017

Today, let’s groove to ‘Zig Zag Wan­der­er’. Still a full year away from mas­ter­ing his tremen­dous vocal union of Howl­in’ Wolf and Lord Buck­ley, the Cap­tain Beef­heart of 1967 still shared the same Rolling Stones obses­sions as his school­mate Frank Zap­pa. And like The Moth­ers of Invention’s FREAK OUT, the Captain’s debut LP SAFE AS MILK rocks all the more tremen­dous­ly for it. Who else but The Moth­ers and the Mag­ic Band were, in those ear­ly years, capa­ble of such crush­ing rhythms? Why, the bass alone would have been enough to pro­pel Beefheart’s near-Ray Charlesian vocal deliv­ery. Add to that Ry Cooder’s mon­strous gui­tar and you got­ta stone clas­sic on your hands.

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