Originally a Blues Outfit, The Edgar Broughton Blues Band, which receive quite a lot of attention, only that their Fans were all based on their hometown of Warwick. They suffered their first split when the Blues stopped making sense to them and took it from their Sound and Name, leading to Victor Unitt's outrage at what he saw as the Band's Selling out and soon he left. By 1968 they decided to relocate to London, in a gamble to get a bigger and more diverse audience and a Record Contract, which they ended up getting, with Harvest Records, through Blackhill Enterprises Management, already by the very end of 1968. Their First Single, released in Mid-1969 was soon followed by their Debut Album which failed to Chart, unlike their next efforts. The Edgar Broughton Band played a series of Free concerts, creating an intense Live performance, often facing Police Intervention, much in the same style of The Pink Fairies, Anarchist Demons playing ferocious Sounds on their Instruments. As previously stated, this was just a Warm-up effort, the next ones would see them on the Big League.
Best Tracks - "Death Of An Electric Citizen", "Why Can't Somebody Love Me", "Evil", "Crying", "Love In The Rain". They Sound like a harder version of Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, especially the Vocals, which are almost exactly alike. It is not the most fantastic Albums, and they do get quite lost in the overuse of Strong Riffs and not much composition. They are interesting and a good listen though.
Edgar Broughton Band:
- Edgar Broughton - Vocals, Guitar.
- Arthur Grant - Bass, Vocals.
- Steve Broughton - Drums.
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