In 1969 keyboard player Vincent Crane and drummer Carl Palmer, left the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and founded Atomic Rooster. Their debut album was released in 1970 and became a respectable success, but Palmer moved on to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who became one of the biggest supergroups of the seventies. Crane continued with John DuCann on guitar and this version is still regarded as the most successful line-up of Atomic Rooster. After the second album was released, DuCann left. Crane and DuCann reunited in 1979. And their eponymous comeback LP was released in 1980.