SONG OF THE DAY Edgar Broughton Band – Out Demons Out

Founded in Warwick, UK and still releasing until 2010, The Edgar Broughton Band and their pure blend of psychedelic acid rock has been kicking about since 1968!

With gruff vocals compared to that of Howlin’ Wolf and Captain Beefheart, Edgar Broughton’s 1969 debut album Wasa Wasa was influenced by a heavy blues sound.  However, when the band began to lean towards the emerging psychedelic movement they dropped the ‘Blues’ from their name as well as their music.

1970 was the year the Edgar Broughton Band was tipped for success, but bad management of the group prevented this from coming to fruition and with only two hit singles released that year, this poor offering also added to their ill-fated future.  One of these singles was today’s song, Out Demons Out, a track described as an “audience sing-along, a chant exorcising the evils of the day“.  Each time they performed this live the the song and its chants often had a rousing effects on audiences…no wonder really, it’s just one raw, raucous incantation fuelled by howling guitar! 

So, if you happen to have any demons lingering about (I’ve got one or two I could do with eradicating), this could be the song for you!! Play it loud, sing along, chant repeatedly and with any luck those demons will be no more!!

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