Each week Helen asks us to find a song for the theme she has chosen. It has been so much fun to hear new music and share some older tunes! The theme this week is FIRE!
Right after I thought of Fire and Rain by James Taylor, this song peeked through a psychedelic memory haze….
Just watch the beginning of this video (or the whole thing if you want to see the lyrics) to see how long ago rock musicians started dramatically expressing “darkness” in their music…not unlike so many groups today, but with way less developed sound, sight, stage and special effects!! Back in the 1960’s, this guy was something else!! He could take you on “A Trip” without needing any mind altering substances!
Now watch THIS one. Bless his heart, Arthur Brown is pretty spry for a 75 year old Rocker!!
I found this quote on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Brown_(musician)
“Though Brown has had limited commercial success, he has been a significant influence on a wide range of musicians and artists and due to his operatic vocal style, wild stage persona and concepts, he is considered a pioneer of shock rock and progressive rock and influential on heavy metal music.”