Incoming: Atomic Rooster Death Walks Behind You
Soon to be published, a closer look (listen) to Atomic Rooster’s Death Walks Behind You, a “heavy” album from a band that grew out of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and originally included Carl Palmer on drums (who left the band to join ELP before this album was recorded) and Vincent Crane. Crane’s keyboard work is sorely overlooked—the organ sounds are majestic, dark and gothic in an almost classical sense. Crane’s piano work is also stunning- the sense of weight and tone is a magnificent counterpoint to the electrified edge of the guitar and the haunting vocal lines.
The piece will include a comparison between a U.S. pressing and an early UK copy.
Updated: Published Aug. 13, 2018 here.