Pete Brown & Piblokto! were a British progressive rock band 1969-1971, formed by former Cream lyricist Pete Brown, after he had been thrown out of his own band Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments the day before they were due to support The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. The original Piblokto! members were; Brown on vocals, Laurie Allen on drums, Jim Mullen on guitar, Roger Bunn on bass and Dave Thompson on organ.
Allen left to join The Battered Ornaments and was replaced by The Battered Ornaments drummer Rob Tait
They released their first single "Living Life Backwards"/"High Flying Electric Bird", (The A-side later covered by Jeff Beck), followed by the album Things May Come and Things May Go but the Art School Dance Goes on Forever (1969).
Bunn was replaced by Steve Glover for their second single, "Can't Get Off The Planet"/"Broken Magic" and the LP, Thousands On A Raft (1970).
Mullen, Thompson and Tait left, so Brown and Glover were joined by Phil Ryan on keyboards, John 'Pugwash' Weathers on drums (both formerly from The Eyes of Blue) and Brian Breeze on guitar. This line-up only recorded one single, "Flying Hero Sandwich"/"My Last Band"
Weathers and Breeze left, to be replaced by guitarist Taff Williams (also formerly in The Eyes of Blue) and drummer Ed Spevock, before finally disbanding in Autumn 1971.
Pete Brown went on to work with Graham Bond
Both albums, all three singles and several bonus tracks were reissued on a Double CD BGOCD522 in 2001
The band's name was taken from the Inuit word for "Arctic Hysteria", Piblokto, with symptoms including hysteria (screaming, uncontrolled wild behavior), depression and echolalia (senseless repetition of words).
A1 Things May Come And Things May Go, But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever
A2 High Flying Electric Bird
A3 Someone Like You
A4 Walk For Charity, Run For Money
B1 Then I Must Go And Can I Keep
B2 My Love's Gone Far Away
B3 Golden Country Kingdom
B5 Country Morning
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The album code is : ODI152127