paradise lost

Beelzebub stands immobilized in ice, tethered to the centre of the earth. Possibly, his birth sign is Taurus. If you looked up at the stars once upon a time, you just might have seen him tumbling past Hyades.

Be•el•ze•bub |bɪˌɛlzɪbʌb| a name for the Devil.

ORIGIN from late Latin Beëlzebub, translating Hebrew ba‛al zĕ b ū b ‘lord of flies,’ the name of a Philistine god (2 Kings 1:2), and Greek Beelzeboul ‘the Devil’ (Matt. 12:24).

Formed in Cardiff, Wales, 1966 and their first release for the label most famous for deploying tin soldiers in Itchycoo Park.

\”Originally written by Lucio Battisti for Patty Pravo as \”Il Paradiso\” it was translated into English by Jack Fishman and was recorded by the group Amen Corner as their debut single for their new record label Immediate Records and produced by Shel Talmy.\”

Bubblegum with just a hint of fish n\’ chips.

Andy Fairweather-Low: vocals; Neil Jones: guitar; Allan Jones: saxaphone; Mike Smith: tenor saxophone; Michael John \”Blue\” Weaver: keyboards; Clive Taylor: bass; Dennis Byron: drums

AMEN CORNER: (IF PARADISE) IS HALF AS NICE from \”(If Paradise) Is Half As Nice b/w Hey Hey Girl\” 45 (Immediate) 1969 (UK)


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