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Egg

From: London, England

This prog-psych trio consisted of ex-Tickle member Dave Stewart (organ), Mont Campbell (bass, vocals) and Clive Brooks (drums), changing their name from Uriel to Egg after guitarist Steve Hillage left the fold in the late summer of 1968 to attend college. It is said they that were advised by their management to change their moniker because Uriel sounded too much like "urinal" (good idea). Their music can best be described as a heavier version of the Nice, using Stewart's organ as the primary instrument of their lush sound.

In 1969 they signed to Deram and issued a debut 45 ('Seven Is A Jolly good Time' b/w the outstanding 'You Are All Princes') in the summer of that year. Later that year, Hillage returned from university and the quartet briefly reformed as Arzachel and released a sole self-titled LP. In the early 1970s, the band delved deeper into progressive rock issuing three LPs up until 1974 when Hillage returned from school and saddled back up with Stewart to form Kahn.

Artist information sources include: The book, 'Tapestry of Delights Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.

Singles/Unreleased

You Are All Princes

(Original 45 Label: Deram DM 269, B - August, 1969)

General Compilations

Piccadilly Sunshine, Part Twelve: British Pop Psych And Other Flavours, 1967-1971

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- You Are All Princes

psychedelic music
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