Perils of Wisdom
Renowned Cream lyricist Pete Brown is back with a brand new album.
This is the fourth record by Pete Brown and Phil Ryan, who have worked together on and off since Phil joined Pete's band Piblokto in 1970. This time they have used their working band, Psoulchedelia ,for this latest venture.
It is an organic mixture of original songs, with elements of soul, blues and jazz, with featured virtuoso instrumentalists Annie Whitehead, Lee Goodall and Alan Weekes.
Not by any means a retro record, ‘Perils’ is soulful, lyrical, humorous and angrily political by turns.
Standout tracks include the mournful ‘Eva's Blues’ (predicting an Amy Winehouse style tragedy, but written three years before that event) and the hilarious and rather rude ‘Motormother’ (is a car a male or female organ? That’s the question for the listener!).
With many records coming out this year that Pete Brown has either produced or written, plus several reissues, this will be supported by media attention.