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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pete Brown & Piblokto 1970 Things May Come & Things May Go




Genre: Rock
Rate: 269 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:51:28
Size: 92,37 MB

United Kingdom

review by Chris Nickson

It has to hurt to be dumped from the band you lead, but that's what happened to Pete Brown with the Battered Ornaments -- and to add insult to injury, right on the eve of a prestigious support slot opening for the Rolling Stones at London's Hyde Park in 1969. But Brown, already an acclaimed poet who'd penned many of the lyrics for Cream, dusted himself off and founded Piblokto!. This, their first album, was actually far more accessible and commercial than his work with the Battered Ornaments. The inventive title track percolates, and "High Flying Electric Bird" (which was the B-side of the band's first single) features Brown on the highly unusual rock & roll slide whistle, mimicking a birdsong. But it's "Golden Country Kingdom" that's the highlight; long and involved, it's a wonderful and highly affecting piece of prog rock that stands as the best thing Piblokto! ever put on tape. It stands as a contrast to the more laid-back "Firesong," although "My Love's Gone Far Away" offers a more soulful organ sound.



Tracklist:

01 - Things May Come & Things May Go ... 05:03

02 - High Flying Electric Bird 04:17

03 - Someone Like You 05:44

04 - Walk For Charity, Run For Money 05:30

05 - Then I Must Go And Can I Keep 03:50

06 - My Love Is Gone Far Away 02:48

07 - Golden Country King-Dom 03:08

08 - Firesong 05:59

09 - Country Morning 06:47

10 - Flying Hero Sandwich (Bonus) 03:20

11 - My Last Band 05:02





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