One of the great unsung heroes of the 1960’s Brit Rock scene, Pete Brown, returns to the recording fray by way of a brand new album, entitled Road Of Cobras, recorded with musical partner Phil Ryan, and due for release on the Proper Records label on Monday 20th September 2010.
Comprising fourteen generous tracks, the album also contains magnificent contributions from the likes of Arthur Brown, Mike Taylor, Clem Clempson, Jim Mullen and Annie Whitehead, as well as some inimitably Jazz-flavoured horn charts from a stella brass section including Lee Goodall, Laurie Brown and a cameo from Art Themen.
Highlights include a superb duet between Pete Brown and Maggie Bell on the sulphurous, smouldering Between Us. The whole album is a delightfully old school Brit Rock record that radiates the kind of quality ensemble playing that many thought was extinct when the sixties morphed into the seventies.
Pete Brown is renowned as the lyric writer for Cream, penning such deathless classics as Sunshine Of Your Love, I Feel Free, White Room and Politician amongst others, songs which have become deeply etched into the patina of British Rock music. As well as maintaining his song-writing partnership with Cream’s Jack Bruce, on many of his solo projects, Pete has also worked with Graham Bond in the early 1970’s. Road Of Cobras is but the latest in a line of collaborative ventures.