Fans of dark and ghoulish rock & roll are all cordially invited to attend what is sure to be the biggest party of this year’s Halloween season, Monster’s Ball, the new album from the one and only God Of Hellfire and theatrical rock visionary, Arthur Brown!
For his latest macabre-themed masterpiece, Brown is joined by a murderer’s row of talented co-conspirators including the album’s producers Alan Davey, who also co-wrote several of the songs, and Fernando Perdomo, all of whom have helped Brown craft one of the most energetic and thrilling albums of his long and distinguished career. From The Stooges’ guitarist James Williamson, who brings the heat on a new version of Brown’s iconic 1968 hit “Fire” to the killer collaboration with Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on “Zombie Yelp,” Monster’s Ball promises to be one hell of a good time! Today, Brown is proud to share another song from the album, the psychedelic opener to the album “Lucifer Sam,” penned by none other than Syd Barrett and featuring ripping performances by Gong guitarist Steve Hillage and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice. Brown had this to say about the song, “As a prelude to the album launch on October 21st here’s a mysterious track by the enigmatic Syd Barrett. Fernando Perdomo’s bold production, the song’s adventurous structure, and the input of Steve Hillage and Ian Paice make this a delight of spooky fun. Shadows flickered and felines howled as I sang this portrait – Happy Halloween!”
The God Of Hellfire ARTHUR BROWN Invites You To His MONSTER’S BALL, Releases New Single LUCIFER SAM With DEEP PURPLE’S IAN PAICE & STEVE HILLAGE!
Also featuring performances by James Williamson, Ian Paice, Mark Stein, Nik Turner, Shuggie Otis & More
Monster’s Ball will be available on all formats starting October 21st but you can pre-order your copy now!
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1975 – Dance
1977 – Chisholm in My Bosom
1981 – Speak No Tech (re-released by Craig Leon in 1984 as The Complete Tapes of Atoya)
1982 – Requiem
2022 - Long Long Road
With the Crazy World of Arthur Brown
1968 – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
1988 – Strangelands (recorded in 1969)
2000 – Tantric Lover
2003 – Vampire Suite
2013 – Zim Zam Zim (released 8 November 2013 as the result of a successful pledge campaign)
2019 – Gypsy Voodoo
With Kingdom Come
1971 – Galactic Zoo Dossier
1972 – Kingdom Come
1973 – Journey
1980 – Faster Than the Speed of Light (with Vincent Crane)
1988 – Brown, Black & Blue (with Jimmy Carl Black)
2007 – The Voice of Love (by the Amazing World of Arthur Brown)
2012 – The Magic Hat (with Rick Patten; limited edition of 200; an accompanying comic of The Magic Hat by Matt Howarth is also available)
1993 – Order From Chaos (by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
1994 – Jam (recorded in 1970) (by Kingdom Come)
2002 – The Legboot Album – Arthur Brown on Tour
2011 – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Live at High Voltage (vinyl only release, limited edition of 1000)
1976 – Lost Ears (by Kingdom Come)
2003 – Fire – The Story of Arthur Brown
1965: "You'll Be Mine" (The Diamonds) b/w "You Don't Know" (Arthur Brown with The Diamonds
1967: "Devil's Grip" b/w "Give Him a Flower" (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
1968: "Fire" b/w "Rest Cure" (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
1968: "Nightmare" b/w "Music Man" (aka "What's Happening") (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
1968: "I Put a Spell on You" b/w "Nightmare" (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
1971: "Eternal Messenger" b/w "I.D. Side to be B Side the C Side" (Kingdom Come)
1973: "Spirit of Joy" b/w "Come Alive"
1974: "Gypsies" b/w "Dance"
1975: "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place" b/w "Here I Am"
1976: "Ooh, It Takes Two to Tango " b/w "Rocking the Boat" (Arthur Brown & Aliki Ashman)
1966 – The Game Is Over (two songs)
1975 – Tommy
1976 – Tales of Mystery and Imagination (the Alan Parsons Project)
1979 – Dune (Klaus Schulze)
1979 – Time Actor (Richard Wahnfried)
1980 – ...Live... (Klaus Schulze)
1994 – Vicar (Green Machine)
1994 – Sonic Lobotomy (Green Machine)
1998 – The Chemical Wedding (Bruce Dickinson)
1999 – Resurrection (Pretty Things)
2000 – Curly's Airships (Judge Smith)
2007 – Fifteen Years After (All Living Fear)
2013 – Friends for a Livetime (the Hamburg Blues Band)
2014 – Journey in Time (Victor Peraino's Kingdom Come)
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS
AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC
LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST... AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.
Gold Award Winner