Brown's 60+ years have been as adventurous and as colorful as
anyone's. After early experimental bands in the sixties, he
hit worldwide prominence with The Crazy World Of Arthur
Brown and Fire in
1968. As he wryly comments on his Web site, not seeing any
royalties whatsoever was the first of a career of missed opportunities
(the law suit is still pending). Fire essentially
started the heavy metal genre, and many bands such as Black
Sabbath and Deep Purple have acknowledged his influence.
what remains his most visible achievement, he progressed through
a series of musical adventures which included, in the early
seventies, the first use of a drum machine on record and on
stage. His electronic inclinations took him to prominent
album recordings with German synthesizer pioneer Klaus Schulze
in 1980. Since then, he has been sporadically active, continuing
to record and release albums although (as he puts it) 'they
tend to escape rather than be released.'
offering around the time of the interview, released September 2007 is The Voice Of Love.
connection with the Stereo Society is his guest appearance
on a track on Thorne's CD The Contessa's
We couldn't resist posting this, from Private Eye
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