Welcome to the crazy world of Arthur Brown where this fun anthem, based on Dante's Inferno, hit number #2 on the pop charts. This is truly a song of its time, the psychedelic organ sound never made it out of the 60s. Brown was a dynamo on the stage as well, as the album notes from Charles Fox testify. He would wear suits and helmets literally set on fire and performed often in the nude.
No wonder his spectacle style of performance was such a strong influence on my good pal Alice Cooper. The song was also used in a Peter Sykes movie called The Committee (pictured) starring Paul Jones.