Comus (the Band): "Song to Comus"

Comus - Song to Comus

Taken from the album "First Utterance," made in 1971 by a band named after Comus, a masque by John Milton, and after the Greek god Comus on whom the masque is focused. Their music is acoustic art rock, with elements of Eastern percussion, early folk and animalistic vocals. The music mostly evokes fear, confusion, despair, but with some calmer passages. Most of the songs were written by Roger Wootton, arranged by Glenn Goring. The group disbanded after this album but reunited, with new members, for their final album in 1974. Their account of Comus shows that Milton's influence extends to "a crazy psychfolkrock band" indicating the emotional power and currency of Milton's imagination.

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1971

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