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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - 1968 - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown is an English rock and roll musician best known for his flamboyant, theatrical style and significant influence on Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Marilyn Manson, George Clinton, Kiss and Bruce Dickinson, among others, and for his number one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, "Fire" in 1968. By 1968, the debut album, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown by the band with the same name, became a surprise hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Produced by The Who's manager Kit Lambert, and executive-produced by Pete Townshend, it spun off an equally surprising hit single, "Fire". "Fire" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The song saw its infamous opening line "I am the God of Hellfire" sampled in numerous other places, most notably in The Prodigy's 1992 rave anthem "Fire". The album also included a macabre cover of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins oldie "I Put a Spell on You". The band included Vincent Crane on Hammond organ and piano, Drachen Theaker on drums, and Nick Greenwood on bass. Theaker was replaced by Carl Palmer, later of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, during the band's second American tour. Crane and Palmer eventually left to form Atomic Rooster.
01 - Prelude - Nightmare (Mono Version) 02 - Fanfare - Fire Poem (Mono Version) 03 - Fire (Mono Version) 04 - Come And Buy (Mono Version) 05 - Timeconfusion (Mono Version) 06 - Prelude - Nightmare 07 - Fanfare - Fire Poem 08 - Fire 09 - Come And Buy 10 - Timeconfusion 11 - I Put A Spell On You 12 - Spontaneous Apple Creation 13 - Rest Cure 14 - I've Got Money 15 - Child Of My Kingdom