Saturday, 14 May 2016

Galactic Zoo Dossier

Kingdom Come - Galactic Zoo Dossier - 1971
POLYDOR Records - 2310 130 - Including Poster/Lyric Sheet

Included Poster
Side A
Internal Messenger
Space Plucks
Galactic Zoo
Metal Monster
Simple Man
Night of The Pigs

Side B
Galactic Zoo (continued)
Space Plucks (continued)
Galactic Zoo (continued)
Gypsy Escape
No Time

When The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown imploded in 1969, Arthur retreated to rural Dorset dismayed at the commercial trappings of pop success. During this time he made experimental free form music, none of which was released at the time. But in 1971 he was back and offered the record buying public his latest creation 'Galactic Zoo Dossier' with his new band Kingdom Come. Unlike The Crazy World, Kingdom Come used guitars and were much heavier in sound and content. The music is very dark indeed, with Arthur taking inspiration from the political world around him, the failure of the 'peace & love' philosophy and the cracking down on counter culture by the establishment.

On stage Arthur kept the make up and theatrics of The Crazy World but took them further. Often appearing on stage on a crucifix (see poster above) and I've heard tales of him being lowered on to the stage on the cross from a helicopter! The God Of Hellfire had truly returned.

Witness Arthur and Kingdom Come blow the minds of the crowd at Glastonbury Fayre in 1971 with 'Internal Messenger'.....

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