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Sunday, June 14, 2009

He Is The God Of Hellfire, and He Brings Us...

The year is 1958. You're listening to Elvis, Buddy Holly, Perry Como, what have you. You go to sockhops and drive-ins.

The year is 1968. You take gallons of acid and wear a fire-helmet on your head as you spasmodically jerk about and emit high-pitched screams. Oh my, what happened in those intervening 10 years?

This is "Fire" by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, from Top of the Pops in 1968. Dig the square introducing the clip in the beginning. He's only on for a second, but I'm sure he was thinking, man, things have gone toooooo far.

Hang in there until about 1:32, whereupon Arthur takes off his tunic and starts dancing.

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