Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Who Was Atomic Rooster

Atomic Rooster was a British band active intermittently from 1969 to 1983.  They feature a total of 11 band members during that time with only one, Vincent Crane, staying with the group the entire time.

English Progressive Rock Band Atomic Rooster
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The band was noted for frequent, radical changes in sound as group members came and went but they are generally considered prog. rock.   They were in the charts twice both times in Britain and both times were in 1971.  The tracks were, "Tomorrow Night" and "The Devil's Answer."   

Keyboardist and front man Vince Crane had had a number one hit earlier as member of The Crazy World of Vince Brown.  

The band reportedly got its name because it formed during the year of the Rooster on the Chinese calendar.

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