Friday, April 20, 2012

Safe as Milk - Captain Beefheart - Drop Out Boogie

Avant-garde, innovative, bold music from 1967


You wanna do what, you wanna do what
I told you what, I told you what

You wanna do what, you wanna do what
I told you what, I told you what

Go to school, go to school
Just take, just take
Dropout, dropout

You getta job, you getta job
Dunno whattit, dunno whattit
What it's all about, what it's all about

You told her ya love her, so bring her the butter
You love her adapt her, you love her adapt her
Adapt her adapter, adapt her adapter
What about after that, what about after that

Support her, support her
She says she's no boarder
Getta job, getta job
You gotta support her
You told her you loved her
So bring her the butter
You love her adapt her
You love her adapt her
Adapt her adapter

6 comments:

  1. Avante-garde? Clearly a ripoff of Ray Davie's Kinks, out of tune and off beat instruments. That was really pretty bad crap - even for 1967.
    the real orlin sellers

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    1. You really think so? Could you send me a link to the Kinks tune you're referring to?

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    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvyDWGF290M
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4DV-5d6a5g&feature=related
      You can just about sing all of "You Really Got Me" to the
      Beefheart tune.
      That doesn't address the other two facts that the instruments are out of tune with each other and the 'anticipation/hesitation' problems with the drums and guitars.
      How a person could listen to the perfect pitch and technique of opera singers and then listen to this thing makes one wonder about the sanity of the person. ;-))))))
      the real orlin sellers

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  2. Mikeb, it is a ripoff, maybe not intentional, of the Kinks, "You Really Got Me"/"All Day And All Of The Night".
    Then there is the issue of the Instruments being out of tune with each other as well as the conflict between the drums and guitars with 'anticipation/hesitation'.
    How one can listen to opera whose vocalists are perfectly in pitch and have flawless technique (which is part of the reason I don't like it) to something that is grossly out-of-tune makes me wonder about that persons sanity. ;-))))))
    the real orlin sellers

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    1. That's called an eclectic taste in music.

      I'm not convinced about the Kinks ripoff, though. I'll check it out and let you know what I think.

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    2. Mikeb said: "That's called an eclectic taste in music."

      Yup, that's the word insane people use to describe it!!!!!
      (just kidding)
      the real orlin sellers

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