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Edgar Broughton Band


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Warwick, England (1968 – 2010)

Formed in 1968 in Warwick, England, the Edgar Broughton Band were part of the late 60s British underground blues boom. Led by the Broughton brothers, vocalist/guitarist Edgar Broughton and drummer Steve Broughton, and fleshed out by bassist Arthur Grant and guitarist Victor Unitt (who also briefly served with The Pretty Things), they were contemporaries of Groundhogs, Hawkwind, and The Pink Fairies, but were unique within the movement due to their radical political consciousness (which is highly pertinent).

They were famous for performing free concerts, often on the backs of lorries (which is probably not that pertinent here, except to the extent that this was you had do, in those days, to ensure the achievement of complete political independence from the recording industry oligarchy, and, by implication, the political establishment. Their political aim was said to be ‘subverting what’s above’. Their bluesy and psychedelic hard rock, combined with their politics, led to their frequent inclusion in the bracket of protopunk…

Arguably, their original approach to music could also be interpreted, a little more liberally, by crediting them with the label protoheavy metal (given their pioneering, as well as creative, guitar work). This radical approach to music, art, and, pertinently,active (hence {hoperfully} effective) politics, also seems to have resulted in frequent hassle by the “filth” (police) for no (apparently) justifiable reason.


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  • RachelVW

    Love love love these!

    29 Mar 6:29pm Reply
  • nocturana

    Never been underrated to those of us in the know!

    26 Mar 6:00pm Reply
  • stationinmyroom

    So unfairly underrated... Essential listening for every Captain Beefheart fan.

    24 Jan 3:02pm Reply
  • futurolvidado

    One of my all time fav bands

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Nochek


    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Purefrost1

    Kick ass tune!

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Porculus

    well, it's not really progressive rock, is it?

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • electricchurch

    Edgar Broughton live in Greece this month

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • SystemsORomance

    I'm a 23 yr old American, who's completely about this band. They only had two albums released between 1969 and 1973 here in the U.S., and I'm guessing part of it is cause good old uncle Edgar had communist beliefs. Fast forward to now and the internet is in full-swing, and I still feel like this band is overlooked, even when anyone could access most of their discography! It's not like everything they did was brilliant, but wow are they more consistent than music history portrays! Especially live!!! BBC Live in Concert Feb. 25th 1971 just cooks. 'Demons at the Beeb' too!! From their first album 'Wasa Wasa' to 'Bandages', these guys had something to say! WAY OVERLOOKED!!!!!

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • jorgefuzzo

    I fucking love those freaking hippies

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • electricwookie

    More underrated than a fetus.

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • bliksala

    Fprgortten and..........underrated.............;-)

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • keresaspa

    No, they're underrated.

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nocturana

    Wish you mere fetuses would fuck off with the 'underrated' shit, anything but!

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    A spectacular mix, a magical whirlwind of sounds and colors, a pleasure that is renewed at every listening. -.-.-.-. om hari om .....

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • DoctorMoog42

    This band is retardedly underrated.

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • JLucasACDC

    mtoooo loko!!!!

    20 Oct 2011 Reply
  • eSpinoza88


    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    The two albums that precede it both have awesome moments, too, though. Those three are all well worth it.

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Self-titled, most probably @mas-vm86

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
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