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Encyclopedia > Atomic Rooster
Atomic Rooster
Background information
Origin England
Genre(s) Progressive rock
Hard rock
Heavy metal
Years active 1969 - 1973
1980-1986
Associated
acts
Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Andromeda
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Hard Stuff
Cactus
Colosseum
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Website atomicrooster.co.uk
In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, 1971

Atomic Rooster were an English progressive rock band, formed by ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown members, Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer in 1969. Their only hit singles came in 1971 with "Tomorrow Night" (a UK Number 11), and "The Devil's Answer" (UK Number 4). This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Brown on the cover of The Crazy World of Arthur Browns Nightmare single The Rev. ... Andromeda was an English hard, progressive psychedelic rock group, formed in 1968, who were originally called Five Day Week Straw People. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hard Stuff was an English hard rock group formed from Atomic Roosters John Du Cann and Paul Hammond, and Quartermasss John Gustafson. ... Cactus is an American rock band that was conceived in late 1969 as a supergroup but ended up one of the first hard rock bands. ... Colosseum is a British jazz-rock band considered also a part of the early roots of progressive rock. ... Too-Rye-Ay (1983) Dexys Midnight Runners - the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] - were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... Cover by Roger Dean for the Atomic Rooster album In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, 1971. ... Cover by Roger Dean for the Atomic Rooster album In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, 1971. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Brown on the cover of The Crazy World of Arthur Browns Nightmare single The Rev. ... Atomic Rooster were a British Progressive rock group formed by ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown members, Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer in 1969. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ...

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History

In 1970, Atomic Rooster (at that time consisting of Crane, Palmer and Nick Graham) released their self-titled debut album.


Between Palmer's departure (to be one third of Emerson, Lake & Palmer), and the recording of a second album, guitarist John Du Cann (Andromeda) joined them, giving a whole new dimension to the music with his distinctive guitar attack. Death Walks Behind You featured Paul Hammond on drums, and this album yielded "Tomorrow Night". This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sound recorder redirects here. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... John Du Canns Dont Be A Dummy. John Du Cann was a guitarist in the 70s band Atomic Rooster, and also stand in guitarist in Thin Lizzy. ... Andromeda was an English hard, progressive psychedelic rock group, formed in 1968, who were originally called Five Day Week Straw People. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ...


Having found success on the UK Singles Chart, the band was augmented with singer Peter French for their third effort on vinyl, In Hearing of Atomic Rooster. It showed the band at full throttle. The import version included the hit single "The Devil's Answer", although this was strangely missing from the original UK release. After this album, Cann, Hammond and French left the band. French went to join Cactus, while John Du Cann and Paul Hammond teamed up with ex-Quatermass bass player John Gustafson and founded Hard Stuff. The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... Cactus is an American rock band that was conceived in late 1969 as a supergroup but ended up one of the first hard rock bands. ... Quatermass was a British progressive rock band formed in London, England in September 1969. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... John Gus Gustafson (born 8 August 1943, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England) is a bass guitar player who has been a part of various notable rock bands. ... Hard Stuff was an English hard rock group formed from Atomic Roosters John Du Cann and Paul Hammond, and Quartermasss John Gustafson. ...


Crane put the band together one more time, recruiting 1960s British R&B singer and ex-Colosseum vocalist Chris Farlowe. Along with old friends John Goodsall, then known as "Johnny Mandala", and Rick Parnell (who is the son of orchestra leader Jack Parnell, and composed material on the last album, plus came up with the piano riff on "Tomorrow Night") they released Made in England. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... Colosseum is a British jazz-rock band considered also a part of the early roots of progressive rock. ... Chris Farlowe is an English pop singer and one-time amateur boxer. ... John Goodsall is a British jazz fusion guitarist most noted for his work with band Brand X. He also started a more rock-oriented side project, Fire Merchants, with Doug Lunn and Chester Thompson, in 1989. ... A son is a male offspring; a boy, man, or male animal in relation to either or both of his parents. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... John Russell Jack Parnell (born 6 August 1923) is an English bandleader and musician. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Riff is also an alternate spelling of Rif, a region of Morocco. ...


They managed to release one more album, Nice 'n' Greasy, but the sound was somewhat diluted, although the tracks "Voodoo in You" and "Take One Toke" reminded their fans of past glories. It proved to be their last record in the 1970s. Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a sporting club, person, group of persons, company, product, work of art, idea, or trend. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


The band ceased to exist until the early 1980s, when Crane and Du Cann teamed up once again, going through a series of drummers. During the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, they almost had some presence in the charts with "Lose Your Mind" and a re-make of "Tomorrow Night". The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ...


After this stint, Crane went on to join Dexy's Midnight Runners in the mid 1980s, and also recorded A Case For The Blues as part of Katmandu, a one-off project with Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac and Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry. Crane died on 14 February 1989 in Reading. Hammond died of a drug overdose in 1992. Too-Rye-Ay (1983) Dexys Midnight Runners - the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe [1] - were a British New Wave and Northern Soul band, who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. ... Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं) is the capital city of Nepal. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... Fleetwood Mac (formed in July 1967) are an influential and commercially successful English-American band, who have had a high turnover of personnel and varied levels of success. ... Ray Dorset British guitarist and founder of the skiffle band Mungo Jerry. ... Mungo Jerry is the name of a pop group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued throughout the years with an ever-changing line-up, always fronted by Ray Dorset. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Du Cann recently licensed the release of the only existing tapes of Atomic Rooster that featured Crane, Palmer and himself: some BBC Radio 1 sessions recorded by John Peel in 1970 and 1971. “Radio 1” redirects here. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ...


Discography

(Singles, lives, compilations and reissues are not listed.)


Studio albums

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See also

For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Freyjas Castle, 1987 Roger Dean (born August 31, 1944, in Ashford, Kent) is a contemporary English artist best known for his work on album covers, which he began painting in the late 1960s. ... Richard Wahnfried, then simply Wahnfried after 1993, is the long-time and only real alias for German electronic art music composer and musician Klaus Schulze – originally a pseudonym, later an official side-project name. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Atomic Rooster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (540 words)
Atomic Rooster was a British progressive rock group formed by ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown members, Vincent Crane and Carl Palmer in 1969.
Between Palmer's departure (to be the third part of Emerson, Lake and Palmer), and the recording of a second album, guitarist John Cann (also credited as John Du Cann) joined the Rooster giving a whole new dimension to the music with his distinctive guitar attack.
The Atomic Rooster was also a kind of bomb used in World War I. This blinds the person with a sudden flash not to kill them.
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