Original sixties psychedelic band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown is back on stage. One of the most electrifying acts from those hedonistic days, Arthur Brown is a pioneer of performance rock whose theatrics foreshadowed the shock rockers that would follow him.
The artist I best known for his song Fire. A crazed descent into madness and danger that captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide upon its release in 1968. The single sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.
Brown would perform whilst wearing a flaming colander doused in methanol on his head, which was eventually developed into a flamboyant helmet as seen wearing in his famous appearance on Top Of The Pops.
His extreme use of a stage make up has greatly influenced rock having being employed by bands from genres which developed later, such as metal and goth, including Kiss, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson.
His increasingly crazy stage antics would often cause problems. His initial use of using a flaming colander as a mantle saw him set his own head alight and had to be doused by the audiences’ beers to prevent any harm. Despite having an amazing stage presence and a wide operatic voice, many were intimidated by his fire obsession and ever wilder means of entering the stage.
His eponymously titled debut album; The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, was a massive Top Ten hit and saw the leftfield artist find success on both sides of the Atlantic upon its release in 1968. It featured his signature song Fire.
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown tickets are on sale now.
See them play at The Borderline on Saturday 22nd of October.
Concert tickets are available online through Gigantic. Always be sure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
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