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The Best Of The Edgar Broughton Band: Out Demons Out
2001 reissue, originally released in 1986. "Though they're not as well remembered as some of their contemporaries, British cult faves the Edgar Broughton Band played a key role in the late-1960s/early-'70s U.K. rock underground. As this compilation makes clear, they combined the unhinged freakiness of Arthur Brown with early-Pink Floyd space-cadet tendencies and raw, Stooges-like proto-punk for an arresting, idiosyncratic sound. Much of the angular, blues-inflected material here would sound at home on an early Captain Beefheart album, but there are also numerous low-key folk-rock moments providing crucial contrast. The roots of everything from the Birthday Party to the Swell Maps can be found here."