The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre! » » The Magick & Madness of Geoff Crozier (3 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

MagicMan1957
View Profile
Inner circle
1440 Posts

Profile of MagicMan1957
Godzilla
View Profile
Inner circle
Tied & Untied Witches on
5318 Posts

Profile of Godzilla
I, always thought I liked the FREAKY stuff ... I, just found out I don't care for some !
"If you watch Godzilla backwards, it's about a big ass lizard who helps rebuild a half burnt-down city, then moonwalks back into the ocean"
Pasteboard Alchemist
View Profile
Elite user
435 Posts

Profile of Pasteboard Alchemist
I'm so getting some roman candles for my next performance...
Al Desmond
View Profile
Inner circle
Secret Mountain Lair in Conifer, Co
1430 Posts

Profile of Al Desmond
CAREFUL OF THAT LINK. SOMETHING AT THAT SITE DISABLED MY MALWAREBYTES SECURITY SOFTWARE REALTIME SCANNING. YOU MAY NOT REALIZE THAT YOU JUST DOWNLOADED A VIRUS OR TROJAN OR SOMETHING. Anyway, I'm running a scan now and will try to remove whatever little present I just got from that website.

Crozier was the original Goth magician of our times.

I saw him twice in the late 60's in NYC with his Moon Rock Circus band at the World Festival of Occult and Magic. Richardi Jr. was the closing act.

The guy was crazy, in a sort of fun way.

Here are some sites about him that are not going to download a virus to your computer.

http://www.dunkworld.com/Crozier_2.htm

http://www.tooraktimes.com.au/entry.php/......ik-Story (you'll find some rare videos of him "performing" here)
Al Desmond
View Profile
Inner circle
Secret Mountain Lair in Conifer, Co
1430 Posts

Profile of Al Desmond
A correction to the last post. "The World Festival of Magic and the Occult" and the date was probably sometime from 70-73 (not late 60's). I'm getting old. Anyway the whole show was staged by Richardi Jr. And as much as Crozier looks like a mad man on some of those videos, I know he was capable of doing a well-rehearsed set. The two times I saw him at the festival, his act was note-for-note the same each time. About 20 minutes long. Music the same, stunts the same, as I say well-rehearsed.
giro doro
View Profile
New user
52 Posts

Profile of giro doro
The look of his hole extravaganza was fantastic - surely one possible answer for the question bizarre magic!
barneyfife
View Profile
Veteran user
325 Posts

Profile of barneyfife
Always in motion is the future
Lo Pan
View Profile
Special user
Haven't slept in weeks - but I now have
665 Posts

Profile of Lo Pan
Quote:
On Jan 20, 2015, Al Desmond wrote:
A correction to the last post. "The World Festival of Magic and the Occult" and the date was probably sometime from 70-73 (not late 60's). I'm getting old. Anyway the whole show was staged by Richardi Jr. And as much as Crozier looks like a mad man on some of those videos, I know he was capable of doing a well-rehearsed set. The two times I saw him at the festival, his act was note-for-note the same each time. About 20 minutes long. Music the same, stunts the same, as I say well-rehearsed.



Thanks Al - This is great stuff!
Darkness
View Profile
Inner circle
It's MR. Darkness
1456 Posts

Profile of Darkness
Man that second video was awesome like Doug Henning on acid.
Brynmore14
View Profile
Inner circle
The Séance Chamber
1813 Posts

Profile of Brynmore14
That would make him an early pioneer of bizarre magic, and quite probably the godfather of Australian bizarre magic.
Al Desmond
View Profile
Inner circle
Secret Mountain Lair in Conifer, Co
1430 Posts

Profile of Al Desmond
Quote:
On Jan 20, 2015, barneyfife wrote:
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GICW3ZOeRfc


Thanks for that one. That's one I hadn't seen yet.

As I said up thread. I don't think he was as "wild" as he appeared. On stage that is (I heard he was a bit batty around the house and around friends). That's a rehearsed act. And at the festival I mentioned, he went on for 20 minutes doing stuff like this, but the two times I saw it, it was basically note-for-note the same.

Makes you all long for those square circles you tossed out or sold.

Actually there is a lesson to be learned here. A good bizarrist can appear to be, well, bizarre if he/she has developed a well defined character and holds that character. From the stuff I've read about Crozier, he stayed in character a lot off stage as on. Otherwise know as a method actor.

And evidently it worked for him. Over 40 years later, people still remember the bizarre character more than the "normal" man.

Food for thought.
Slim King
View Profile
Eternal Order
Orlando
17337 Posts

Profile of Slim King
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awULfkegm2c

Just for fun.... Now back to your regular show ... Smile
THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
fraughton
View Profile
Veteran user
of books
326 Posts

Profile of fraughton
I have been studying Geoff Krozier's recorded works for some years now.

Rob Greaves of the Rainbow Generator is a dear friend to me. He said performing with Geoff was a wild ride resulting in various pyrotechnic misadventures, sometimes fun, and sometimes frightening. In the youtube video "the Man, Magik, and Madness" you get to see him deal (very well) with lighting himself on fire during his performance.

Honestly my friends, I think there is a remarkable degree of genius in his work. While his performance isn't accessible to every mind or taste, I wonder if he might have been the best of bizarrists. His work is the purest bizarre magic I have ever seen, distilled from magical madness, focusing chaos like a laser.
Beware of this and that.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre! » » The Magick & Madness of Geoff Crozier (3 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.11 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL