Arthur Brown and his band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, who have been featured before on this blog and whose drummer and keyboardist would form Atomic Rooster, play their original song Nightmare in this scene from Peter Sykes’ cult independent film The Committee (1968).
Dynamic explosions in my brain
Shattered me to drops of rain
Falling from a yellow sky
On orange faces to an opened eye
Stop me, hold me back as I jerk
Stop me, voices from all those at work
Lips don’t want to criticize, you know
Eyes can never tell you lies
It’s the words
Take that fire burning my brain
Let me love it higher
Why is it so cold out here, so cold
Let me in
The price of your entry is sin
Go away then return
Know which face you have to turn
Eyes are glaring, voice’s flaring
Caught up deep inside in my brain
Take my love and turn it to pain
Take my heart and tear it apart
Gonna burn in hard desire
Another band would collaborate in the making of this film, producing its soundtrack, and eventually grow to be one of the world’s most famous.
Take a guess?
John Coltrane with Jackie Mclean, Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ 1957
you’ve nailed it again
THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING
Bo Burnham on Conan, May 2nd, 2013
-You did a show recently and Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were in the audience, is that right?
-I didn’t know they were there and I have a bit in my act that sort of makes fun of Justin Bieber and some of these young pop stars.
It’s a song and it mocks basically the way that those songs are written.
Nigerian Marketplace | Oscar Peterson Trio
Montreux Jazz Festival, 1981
- Oscar Peterson piano
- Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen bass
- Terry Clark drums
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