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Pete Brown & Piblokto! were a Britishmarker 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 Parkmarker.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).

Discography

Singles
  • "Living Life Backwards"/"High Flying Electric Bird" (Harvest HAR 5008) 1969
  • "Can't Get Off The Planet"/"Broken Magic" (Harvest HAR 5023) 1970
  • "Flying Hero Sandwich"/"My Last Band" (Harvest HAR 5028) 1970


Albums
  • Things May Come and Things May Go but the Art School Dance Goes on Forever (Harvest SHVL 768)(1970) : CD re-release - Repertoire (REP 4407-WY) 1994
  • Thousands On A Raft (Harvest SHVL 782) 1970 : CD re-release - Repertoire (REP 4408-WY) 1994


Compilation
  • My Last Band (Harvest SHSM 2017)(1977)
  • Things May Come and Things May Go but the Art School Dance Goes on Forever and Thousands On A Raft CD BGOCD522 in 2001


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