Their legendary 2nd LP!
Demon Fuzz is the brainchild of Paddy Corea, born during his musical sojourn in Africa (Morocco 1968). The idea was to blend all the musical influences & poly-rhythmic styles he had experienced, from sax to the 'steel pan', vibes, guitar,flute, jazz, reggae, classical, Indian raga, blues, suffi Arabic sounds, ska, calypso, Ethiopian church music, African highlife, kwela music,Joe Harriot-Shake Keane Indo-Jazz Fusions. All these influences synthesized into Demon Fuzz.We wrote some, we borrowed some, but we constructed a new sound, different from all the other black bands in England at the time, so much so Demon Fuzz became the prototype of a new musical genre in England, baptized as Afro-Rock by the legendary Eddie Grant and Paddy Corea. We used different time signatures 6/8, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, and several types of rhythms,different movements in the same piece (like classical works), used steel-band type bass and blues harmonics in some passages, African drumming even early rap (Biafra , Our World Today).We inspired a new breed of bands after 1969, Spear, Cymande, Protoplazm, Batti-Mamselle, Assagai, Noir, The New-Tonics, even Osibisa, and many more.