Atomic Rooster

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English rock band, originally formed in 1969 by former members of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown. Primary songwriter & keyboardist Vincent Crane was their only constant member.
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12193 (6369 005 A), 12193 (6369 005 B) Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You album art Atomic Rooster Death Walks Behind You (Album) B & C Records 12193 (6369 005 A), 12193 (6369 005 B) Israel 1970 Sell This Version
SITFL-934381 Atomic Rooster - Atomic Rooster album art Atomic Rooster Atomic Rooster (Album) B & C Records SITFL-934381 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
6319 100 Atomic Rooster - In Hearing Of album art Atomic Rooster In Hearing Of (Album) Pegasus (3), Pegasus (3) 6319 100 France 1971 Sell This Version
EKS-75039 Atomic Rooster - Made In England album art Atomic Rooster Made In England (Album) Dawn (7), Dawn (7) EKS-75039 US 1972 Sell This Version
CN 1611/S Atomic Rooster - Stereo Pop Special-24 album art Roxy Music / Atomic Rooster Roxy Music / Atomic Rooster - Stereo Pop Special-24(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 1611/S UK 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1033, 1033 Atomic Rooster - Nice & Greasy album art Atomic Rooster Nice & Greasy (Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1033, 1033 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
DNLS 3049 Atomic Rooster - Nice 'n' Greasy album art Atomic Rooster Nice 'n' Greasy (Album) Dawn (7), Dawn (7) DNLS 3049 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
EKS 75074, 75074 Atomic Rooster - IV album art Atomic Rooster IV (Album) Elektra, Elektra EKS 75074, 75074 US 1973 Sell This Version
1C 064-07317 Atomic Rooster - Atomic Rooster album art Atomic Rooster Atomic Rooster (Album) EMI 1C 064-07317 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
TOWLP 4A Atomic Rooster - Headline News album art Atomic Rooster Headline News (Album) PVC Records TOWLP 4A UK 1983 Sell This Version
DMLP 1023 Atomic Rooster - The Devil Hits Back album art Atomic Rooster The Devil Hits Back (Album, Comp) Demi Monde DMLP 1023 UK 1989 Sell This Version
0760 200 Atomic Rooster - The Best Of Atomic Rooster album art Atomic Rooster The Best Of Atomic Rooster (Comp, Album) Soundwings 0760 200 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
WINCD 042 Atomic Rooster - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert album art Atomic Rooster BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Album) Windsong International WINCD 042 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PLATCD 239 Atomic Rooster - The Devil's Answer album art Atomic Rooster The Devil's Answer(CD, Album) Prism Leisure Corporation PLATCD 239 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MAR-00596, SJPCD060 Atomic Rooster - Live And Raw 70/71 album art Atomic Rooster Live And Raw 70/71 (Album) Angel Air Records MAR-00596, SJPCD060 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
RETRK107 Atomic Rooster - Live In Germany '83 album art Atomic Rooster Live In Germany '83(CD) Retrowrek Records RETRK107 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SJPCD104 Atomic Rooster - Live At The Marquee 1980 album art Atomic Rooster Live At The Marquee 1980(CD) Angel Air Records SJPCD104 Austria 2002 Sell This Version
SJPCD241 Atomic Rooster - Homework album art Atomic Rooster Homework(CD) Angel Air SJPCD241 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
SIR 4044 Atomic Rooster - Live At Paris Theatre album art Atomic Rooster Live At Paris Theatre(10", MiniAlbum) Sireena Records SIR 4044 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
REPUK 1336 Atomic Rooster - On Air - Live At The BBC & Other Transmissions album art Atomic Rooster On Air - Live At The BBC & Other Transmissions(2xCD, Album + DVD-V) Repertoire Records REPUK 1336 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CB 121 Atomic Rooster - Friday The 13th / Banstead album art Atomic Rooster Friday The 13th / Banstead (Single) Fontana CB 121 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6073 204 Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night album art Atomic Rooster Tomorrow Night (Single) Fontana 6073 204 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
6073 210 Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer album art Atomic Rooster Devil's Answer (Single) B & C Records 6073 210 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
UP-418-Y Atomic Rooster - Save Me / Space Cowboy album art Atomic Rooster Save Me / Space Cowboy (Single) Pye Records UP-418-Y Japan 1972 Sell This Version
EK-45766 Atomic Rooster - Save Me album art Atomic Rooster Save Me (Single) Elektra EK-45766 Canada 1972 Sell This Version

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February 13, 2018
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Atomic Rooster is considered to be one of the major innovators of the term of "Heavy Metal" with their Devil/Death image. The band was formed in the early 70's from the ashes of "The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown", when Vincent Crane, the demonic organ player and Carl Palmer (future-Emerson, Lake & Palmer), the fiery drummer, recorded the very first album "Atomic Ro-O-oster."

This album brought the band a strong following, but it wasn't until John DuCann, guitarist and vocalist (Andromeda, Attack, Five Day Week Straw People, Hard Stuff, Hellhound), brought his own personal style to the band, that Rooster really took off! The album "Death Walks Behind You", made the national charts, putting their hit singles "Devil's Answer" and "Tomorrow Night", aongside groups like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and the Rolling Stones. 'In Hearing Of...", John DuCann's last recording with the band during this decade, charted world-wide.

Atomic Rooster went on to record more albums in the 70's featuring bass/flute player Nick Graham (Skin Alley), vocalists Chris Farlowe (Colosseum) and Pete French (Leaf Hound, Cactus, Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band, Big Bertha, Randy Pie), plus drummers Paul Hammond (Hard Stuff) and Rik Parnell (Horse, Ibis, Nova, Tritons). John DuCann went on to do further work with his own band, Bullett, and bands such as Status Quo and Thin Lizzy, before returning to the national charts in 1979 with his solo success, "Don't Be A Dummy."

In the early 80's, Vincent Crane and John DuCann teamed up with drummers Paul Hammond, Preston Heyman, Ginger Baker (Crema, Blind Faith) and bass player "Mammoth" McCoy, to record and perform.

By taking Rooster into their seconde decade they found that, in addition to their loyal following, they had a wealth of anxious new fans dying to see the legendary "KIngs of Heavy Metal" playing live.

Vincent and John's plans for Atomic Rooster in the 90's will now, sadly, never see the light as Vincent died on Saint Valentin's Day, 1989.

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