Monday, June 18, 2007

Forgotten pearl No. 1

Pete Brown & Piblokto - Things May Come And Things May Go, But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever

Following his shock sacking as leader of The Battered Ornaments on the eve of their prestigious support slot at The Rolling Stones' Hyde Park concert, vocalist and one-time Cream lyricist Pete Brown set about forming a new band, Piblokto! Retaining the services of Battered Ornaments' drummer Rob Tait, he recruited Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen, bassist Roger Bunn and organist Dave Thompson and released the single "Living Life Backwards"/"High Flying Electric Bird" (HAR5008). This was followed in mid-1970 by the LP, "Things May Come And Things May Go But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever", an album that to this day is regarded as one of the finest of the progressive era. A lot more commercial than the LP he made with the Battered Ornaments ("A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark"), it nonetheless was a varied work containing jazz-tinged rock alongside laid-back folk melodies and all augmented by Brown's witty, questioning and poetic lyrics.
1. Things May Come And Things May Go, But The Art School Dance
2. High Flying Electric Bird
3. Someone Like You
4. I Walk For Charity, Run For Money
5. Then I Must Go And Can I Keep
6. My Love's Gone Far Away
7. Golden Country Kingdom
8. Firesong 9. Country Morning
10.Flying Hero Sandwich (bonus)
11.My Last Band (bonus)


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this great album. I had never heard of this group, but the music is fantastic.

bolloxo said...

already have this one so I didn't download it, but it is indeed OUTSTANDING and recommended - Brown is an overlooked talent outside of his writing for Cream.

Anonymous said...

Excellent album! If you have "A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark" please upload it.

. said...

Deal! In couple of days...