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THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN

The Arthur Brown Band

 

Proto-Prog

4.07 | 135 ratings

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himtroy
4 stars The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Anybody who remembers this album knows how to have a good time. I will just immediately mention that while I like the entire album, Spontaneous Apple Creation and Rest Cure are pretty weak tracks (bringing a 5 star down to a 4), and the final track is good, but not up to par with everything up to and including I Put a Spell on You (maybe the best track on the album).

Other than that, the first side of the album is absolutely perfect 60's psych shock rock. The songs almost flow together like a perfect suite(though I don't know if this would be intended to be a conceptual album?) with Come and Buy being my favorite of the tracks. Most people who have heard and Arthur Brown will recognize the groove on Fire as it was the song that would make most call AB a One hit Wonder(we all know it isn't true though).

All in all, great album. Just what I was looking for back in ninth grade when I started listening to psych and prog. Arthur Brown's writing is perfectly eery, his voice is great, and if you get a chance to see some videos, his stage perfomance is awesome. Vincent Crane is one hell of an organ/piano player as you can tell on this album (everybody also needs to check out the first Atomic Rooster album featuring him, as well as Carl Palmer, who played drums for Crazy World of Arthur Brown on the tour than followed the release of the album). I don't even remember who the drummer is, but he's one hell of a drummer. Everybody needs to check out this album, and everything else (Arthur Brown's Kingdome Come) you can find by any of the musicians on the album.

himtroy | 4/5 |

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