Crazy World of Arthur Brown

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Eligible since: 1992 (The 1993 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Crazy World of Arthur Brown be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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FIRE!!!

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 10:43am


Now hers a guy that deserves wider recognition.
He had a wild stage show too.
I watched the Glastonbury 71 dvd (i got a bunch of dvds the other day so if i mention them often that's why)and his band Kingdom Come burned three large crosses onstage,wore makeup that predates Kiss (not too mention Arthur's looks exactly like what Gene Simmons later borrowed).

I've always been a big Arthur Brown fan.
Carl Palmer pre ELP was a member of his Carazy World as well.
This guy is RRHOF worthy imo.

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 10:58am


Gary...have you had a chance to check out "The History Of Rock & Roll" DVD set? Watching it is definitely an experience...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:02am


Gary...have you had a chance to check out "The History Of Rock & Roll" DVD set? Watching it is definitely an experience...Posted by Gitarzan

If we're talking about the same one yes.
PBS had aired it several yrs ago.
I had seen there was a book that accompanied it.
The cover art had a burning Strat on it,is this what you speak of?

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:06am


It could've been on PBS...no burning Strat, though. It's a 5 DVD set, everyone imagineable is interviewed on it. They even have a whole chapter called "Guitar Heroes" on it...great stuff!!!! Gary Busey narrated the whole thing. I think it's required viewing for anyone who loves or is even curious about the origins of rock.

Actually, it was someone my age with the SRV rumor.

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 11:26am


Gary Busey narrated the whole thing. I think it's required viewing for anyone who loves or is even curious about the origins of rock.
Actually, it was someone my age with the SRV rumor.Posted by Gitarzan

Yes,that's the same one I saw.
Your mentioning Gary Busey narrated it reminded me.

Not sure if you saw Martin Scorcese's Blues doc.
again i caught it on PBS.
Was very disapointed in general.
Some great vintage performance clips,but if you blinked you missed it.

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 14:17pm


I mentioned Arthur Brown a few times over the last week with you know who. I was wondering when the topic of conversation would turn to him and see how important he really was.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 15:13pm


I read that Arthur Brown had significant influence on Alice Cooper and Kiss. Arthur Brown deserves to be inducted as does Screamin' Jay Hawkins, the first shock rocker.

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 16:16pm


I'll add that Crazy World of Arthur Brown band members Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer (prior to joining Emerson, Lake & Palmer) would go on to form the band Atomic Rooster whose biggest hits included "Tomorrow Night" and "The Devil's Answer"

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 16:22pm


Wow no one has commented on this page since my last comment several months ago. Well I wanted to add that Arthur Brown later formed a group called Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come who had a really great track called "Time Captives"

Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 20:42pm


Arthur Brown has a very significant influence on shock rock. KISS and Alice Cooper definately took some influence from him. I'm not sure if King Diamond has ever admitted to being influenced by Arthur Brown, but there is a point on "Fire" when Arthur is yelling "oh no" that his voice reminds me very much of Diamond's voice.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 20:54pm


Yeah, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Marilyn Manson, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper were influenced by him and I believe I read somewhere that King Diamond also admitted influence. He's got a good catalogue of influence but in terms of innovation I need to do more research on the subject seeing as he was basically directly influenced by Screamin' Jay Hawkins. If he ever would be inducted though, I wonder if it would be "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" "Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come" or just Arthur Brown?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 06.12.10 @ 08:10am


I remember fondly of seeing Arthur Brown in tampa. He was hilarious and entertaining. His show was dynamic and frantic. My friend who came with me to the show said," He looks like a huge rat on the stage". He is something else. I think Arthur Brown deserves to be in the rock and roll hall of fame because, he managed to mix R+B with progressive rock and make it work. Some vague hints of Frank Zappa are in his music as well. First to use a drum machine on stage and in the studio albums he made. An Icon that should be in the Hall of fame,Arthur Brown!!!

Posted by Rob on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 13:13pm


I grew up with Top 40 AM radio in NYC - Cousin Brucie for Stridex Medicated Pads, Murray the K on the Swingin Soiree, that whole scene. So it seems fairly natural to me to think of rock in terms of singles. So I'm not sure we shouldn't give Hall of Fame status to the singers of the great singles, like Fire. Another one that comes to mind is MacArthur Park. That think held at Number One forever. Why not let the One Hit Wonders in - or make a separate wing for them. Try to imagine the world without Louie Louie! If you're of a certain generation you just can't do it!!

Posted by peter henderson on Thursday, 05.12.11 @ 03:56am


His stage antics were far more influential than his music, so I'm going to say he won't be inducted.

Posted by Marth on Monday, 01.21.13 @ 18:27pm


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