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Album Review

Electricity is a solid budget-line collection that compiles highlights from Safe as Milk, Mirror Man and the Strictly Personal sessions. While the individual albums will make more sense to Beefheart collectors — and, let's face it, if you're into Beefheart at all, chances are you're going to pick up everything he recorded — this isn't a bad sampler for the curious.

Customer Reviews

something a little different

I enjoy this album, for I had brought it many years ago before encountering itunes. Listen to it when your in the mood for something unusual you may enjoy his surreal lyrics and experimental compoisition, give it a chance and listen to a few songs before you ride it off as something you don't like.I believe it has been classifed wrongly it isnt pop it could be called psychedeliaand or folk rock.


Born: 15 January 1941 in Glendale, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

Born Don Vliet, Captain Beefheart was one of modern music's true innovators. The owner of a remarkable four-and-a-half-octave vocal range, he employed idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist lyrics, and an unholy alliance of free jazz, Delta blues, latter-day classical music, and rock & roll to create a singular body of work virtually unrivaled in its daring and fluid creativity. While he never came even remotely close to mainstream success, Beefheart's impact was incalculable, and his fingerprints were...
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