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Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.98 | 90 ratings

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3 stars The man showed already some DEEP love for the weird and crazy affairs. Being as a solo artist or as being part of a whole.

A deep psychedelia sound is sweating from this work. The combination of disjointed songs and "clever" ones is of course one of the attractions. But to be really impressed by all of these very short tracks is probably something I wouldn't be able to.

The same type of music was already available on "The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown", even if no great hit single made their appearance on this one. I guess that very few people know of this band and their input. To tell that that they are of major importance for prog rock might well be exaggerated.

You only need to judge by yourself. Great stuff as "Sunrise" shows all the power of the man. Vocals are deep, keys are classic, track is ? huge. It is really some kind of a hidden album. I wouldn't say that it is a masterpiece, but frankly as an early seventies album, it deserves quit a good listen from your part.

Not that all songs are great, but "Sunrise" is a definite highlight. Not only because it is one of the longest tracks featured, but simply because it is by far the best piece of music available. Some of the "Galactic Zoo" items are worth but could have been presented as a whole as far as I'm concerned. To have some short parts being spread out has not the most splendid effect.

Some parts are totally "unrealistic" and the type of "press next" argument is quite encouraged. "Creep" is a perfect description of this total chaos. Forget it by all means.

What's left, should you say?

Some heavy ELP stuff ("Creation + Gypsy escape") with all the pomposity of the example and to some extent it holds a great instrumental section which showed enough skills both in terms of playing and song writing. A great song for sure. THE highlight.

If ever some good heavy prog is shivering down your spine, I can only recommend you to listen to this album. Worth three stars in my rating system (seven out of ten really).

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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