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Galactic Zoo Dossier

Artist: Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 2310 130
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1971-10
Tracklist
A1 Internal Messenger  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Mike Finesilver
Written-By - Peter Ker

A2 Space Plucks  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Vincent Crane

A3 Galactic Zoo  
  Notes:

Written-By - Andy Dalby
Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Michael Harris

A4 Metal Monster  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Michael Harris

A5 Simple Man  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Dennis Taylor

A6 Night Of The Pigs  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come

A7 Sunrise  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come

B1 Trouble  
  Notes:

Written-By - Andy Dalby

B2 Brains  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come
Written-By - Vivian Stanshall

B3a Galactic Zoo (Continued)  
  Notes:

Written-By - Andy Dalby
Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Michael Harris

B3b Space Plucks (Continued)  
  Notes:

Written-By - Andy Dalby
Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Michael Harris

B3c Galactic Zoo (Continued)  
  Notes:

Written-By - Andy Dalby
Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Michael Harris

B4 Creep  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come

B5 Creation  
  Notes:

Written By - Khang
Written By - Rickell
Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Dennis Taylor
Written-By - Drachen Theaker
Written-By - Mitch Mitchell

B6 Gypsy Escape  
  Notes:

Written-By - Dennis Taylor
Written-By - Michael Harris

B7 No Time  
  Notes:

Written-By - Arthur Brown
Written-By - Michael Harris

Credits

Backing Vocals - Julian Paul Brown
Bass Guitar - Desmond Fisher
Drums - Martin Steer
Guitar - Andy Dalby
Lead Guitar, Vocals - Andy Dalby
Mastered By - Tony Arnold
Organ - Michael Harris
Producer - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come
Producer - Mike Finesilver
Producer - Peter Ker
Vocals, Performer [Teeth] - Arthur Brown

Notes

On the label the band is credited to just ''Kingdom Come''.
Released in a fold-out cover with additional large poster.
First cat.nr. on cover, second on label.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Success may have proved too much for Arthur Brown, as his attempts to keep the Crazy World together failed. Along with Drachen Theaker, Brown assembled a new band, provisionally called Puddletown Express, in late 1969. The lineup included saxophonist George Khan, organist Jonah Mitchell, bassist Dennis Taylor and guitarist Andy Rickell, aka “Android Funnel.” A follow-up to the Crazy World was recorded, but ultimately abandoned. (It did see release decades later as Strange Lands, as did the Brown-less Rustic Hinge recordings). Brown then formed Kingdom Come in 1970 with yet another revolving cast, this time involving Dave Ambrose, Rob Tait, Andrew McCulloch, Andy Dalby and Michael “Goodge” Harris. Initial rehearsals from this nascent group were also released decades later. The band-now with Dalby, Harris, Martin “Slim” Steer on drums and Desmond Fisher on bass-held together long enough to record their debut at London’s Olympic and Monmouth’s Rockfield studios. Galactic Zoo Dossier is a highly crafted prog rock classic; and without a doubt, one of the most bizarre albums of the era. The record plays continuously, which should be no surprise; a self-proclaimed “multi-media experience,” the concert stage-with face painting, costumes, props and all-was Kingdom Come’s forte. And the album plays out: “Space Plucks,” co-written with Vincent Crane, contains one of his classic organ hooks, while “Gypsy Escape” illustrates the exceptional musicality of the band. The unmistakable voice of Brown and his R&B influences lend a soulful slant to the proceedings, something rare for English music from this period. Just check out his passionate delivery on “Sunrise.” The album saw release on Polydor in the UK, but despite extensive touring, failed to chart.
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