The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown was an English psych-rock band that released the single “Devil’s Grip” on Track Record in 1967, followed by a self-titled album (co-produced by Pete Townshend) and the single “Nightmare” in 1968. The band is best known for the shock theatrics of vocalist Arthur Brown, whose hair-lighting antics ignited performances […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer — alternately known by the acronym ELP — were an English symphonic-rock trio that released three studio albums and a live classical recording on Island (UK) and Cotillion (US) between 1970 and 1972. In 1973, the band established Manticore Records for original releases and albums by like-minded artists. As one of […]

Atomic Rooster

Atomic Rooster was an English hard-rock band that released back-to-back albums on B&C/Fontana in 1970, followed by three albums on Pegasus and Dawn between 1971 and 1973. After a six-year pause in activity, the band reconvened for two albums on EMI and PVC/Passport between 1980 and 1983. The band was formed from the ashes of […]

Asia ‎– Asia (1982)

Asia is the debut album by the namesake English symphonic/hard-rock supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson/UK vocalist/bassist John Wetton, former Yes guitarist Steve Howe, onetime Buggle Geoff Downes, and erstwhile “P” in ELP Carl Palmer. Sporting a serpentine cover image by Yes/Osibisa/Uriah Heep painter/illustrator Roger Dean, the album was released in 1982 on Geffen. Tracklist: A1. “Heat […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Brain Salad Surgery (1973)

Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album by English symphonic-rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973 on Manticore. Tracklist: A1. Jerusalem (2:41) A2. Toccata (An Adaptation of Ginastera’s 1st Piano Concerto, 4th Movement) (7:16) A3. Still….You Turn Me On (2:50) A4. Benny the Bouncer (2:15) Karn Evil 9 A5. 1st Impression – […]

Greg Lake

Greg Lake (1947–2016) was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known as the original frontman of King Crimson and for his partnership with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer in the super-trio Emerson Lake & Palmer. As a solo artist, he cut the 1975 single “I Believe in Father Christmas,” a yuletide […]

Atomic Rooster ‎– Atomic Rooster (1970)

Atomic Rooster is the debut album by Atomic Rooster, first released in March 1970 on B & C (U.K.) and Fontana (Europe). Two versions exist of the album. The first — recorded by the original lineup of keyboardist Vincent Crane, bassist/singer Nick Graham, and drummer Carl Palmer — has no guitar. Soon after that release, […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Tarkus (1971)

Tarkus is the second studio album by English symphonic-rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 on the Island and Atlantic labels. Tracklist: A1. Tarkus (20:42) – i. Eruption – ii. Stones of Years – iii. Iconoclast – iv. Mass – v. Manticore – vi. Battlefield – vii. Aquatarkus B1. Jeremy Bender (1:41) B2. […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Trilogy (1972)

Trilogy is the third studio album by English symphonic-rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1972 on the Island and Atlantic labels. Tracklist: A1. The Endless Enigma (Part 1) (6:37) A2. Fugue (1:57) A3. The Endless Enigma (Part 2) (2:00) A4. From the Beginning (4:14) A5. The Sheriff (3:22) A6. Hoedown (3:48) B1. Trilogy […]


Asia were an English symphonic/hard-rock supergroup that released three albums on Geffen between 1982 and 1985, followed by another round of discs on Intercord/Bullet Proof during the 1990s. Members: Geoffrey Downes (keyboards, vocals), Carl Palmer (drums, percussion, 1981-92, 2006-present), John Wetton (vocals, bass, 1981-83, 1984-91, 2006-17), Steve Howe (guitar, vocals, 1981-83, 1992, 2006-2013), Greg Lake […]

Chris Farlowe

Chris Farlowe is an English rock singer who surfaced in the R&B–beat boom with five 1962–65 singles on Decca and Columbia–EMI, which issued his 1966 debut album with backing band The Thunderbirds. He cut eleven singles through 1968 on Immediate Records and scored a UK No. 1 with the Rolling Stones song “Out of Time.” […]