December 8, 2008

Crack the Sky - Baltimore 1988


Crack the Sky
Baltimore 1988 (FLAC)

CTS are sometimes classed as prog.
I think that is very misleading.
I would describe them as being in the
same territory as Max Webster or 10cc.
It's quirky rock/pop & I like it.
This recording has the odd glitch
or two but is generally solid.
regards
Titus

Hold On
Nuclear Apathy
All American Boy
Wet Teenager
Lighten Up McGraw
Ice
Skin Deep
Drifting Back To Motown
We Want Mine
Mind Baby
She's A Dancer
Long Nights
Animal Skins
Blowing Up Detroit
Surf City
Hot Razors In My Heart
I Am The Walrus
Let It Be


disc 1

disc 2


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22 comments:

srcstcbstrd said...

Hey Titus,
Thanks for the Crack The Sky. Always one of my favourite bands. I agree with you about not really being a 'prog' band. I think they got tagged that way because of the weird time signatures they sometimes use. Nice of you to mention Max Webster also (local band from eons ago - Kim Mitchell is now doing the afternoon drive on the Toronto 'classic rock' station). Here is some more Crack for you to try:

http://rapidshare.com/files/171642114/Painters_Mill_Music_Fair_1990_Vol._1.zip
http://rapidshare.com/files/171642208/Painters_Mill_Music_Fair_1990_Vol._2.zip

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment srcstcbstrd, can't get your links to work though! - file not founnd.
maybe the links have been cut off by the comment section sizing?
Titus

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me if there were any US prog bands in the 70's? (proper prog, not Kansas!) I'm struggling to think of one! I know of quite a few from later decades. I'm particularly fond of Echolyn. Anybody into them?
Titus

AtticRock said...

Thanks srcstcbstrd.
Both links are working Titus, try to copy them from the comment section into a new window and it will work. I think :)

Anonymous said...

Strange? I can't get them!
The links end:
Painters_Mill_Music
right?
Titus

AtticRock said...

No, I'll send you an email with them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks AtticRock,
I was right there is a bit missing (the way I see the text anyhow)I've encountered this before.
For anyone else with the same problem the missing bits are:

_Fair_1990_Vol._1.zip

_Fair_1990_Vol._2.zip

Titus

srcstcbstrd said...

Hmmm...interesting. I tried the link at the source and it opened ok. I then copy and pasted the link in the comments that I'm looking at now and again, the link worked fine.
Hey Anonymous - there are plenty of blogs out there with US Prog. Check out:
http://chrisgoesrocks.blogspot.com/
http://wcpaebelectricflower.blogspot.com/
http://orexisofdeath.blogspot.com/
http://merlinusesamantha.blogspot.com/

There are a ton more out there. When you visit a site, check the links provided by the blogger for many more sites.

Anonymous said...

I have the links now but when I view this comment section I only see part of them. (the box will not go full screen) Is it just me?chrisgoesrock is more psychedelia - I'll look at the others. thanks
Titus

Anonymous said...

Just realised - if I open a new browser I can see it all! Sorry , it's me - I've had a hard day.
Titus

Anonymous said...

Those are nice blogs but USA 1970's prog is thin on the ground. Who was the American Yes/Genesis/ELP? My mate recons the only people in America interested in prog are ex-pats or anglophiles!
Titus

srcstcbstrd said...

Ok, I don't know why but I thought I'd do some more digging. Yes Titus, the American Prog scene from the 70's/80's is rather thin. Especially when bands such as Kansas/Styx/Rush (although Canadian) are to be considered 'Prog'. Try this for some more exploring:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_progressive_rock_music_groups

You can certainly look at this site and do some digging:
http://www.progressiveworld.net/main.html

I've tried to Google more but I've got to get to work.

Anonymous said...

Rush, Prog, surely not Titus,sure you refer to them as "Kiddie rock."
TBM

Anonymous said...

There was one US band I found called "The Load". Their 1976 album is quite good. They sound a bit like ELP/The Nice. The keyboard player is very talented but the occasional singing is rather weak. Still it shows there was prog in America! I'm off to work now too. TBM - get back in the creche!
Titus

Anonymous said...

Better thsn "2112" then, or is the coloured ball pool bekoning?
TBM

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for this. Most appreciated!

Go here for CTS

http://incaroads-wvkayaker.blogspot.com/search?q=crack+the+sky

Anonymous said...

I Am The Walrus
Let It Be do not download properly, any chance of reposting them?

Anonymous said...

Actually, it'd be great if this whole show could be posted to another file locker. I've loved these guys since their second album hit the airwaves for a week (or less). And "Safety in Numbers" is prog in my book.

Another one that should have been GREAT. (:_;)

dr.golgo

Hazy Dave said...

Hey, "Link 1" goes to some Aerosmith mp3's, if you can perhaps find a corrected URL, that'd be nice. Disc 2 seems fine! Thanks.

AtticRock said...

Sorry about that Hazy Dave, it's fixed now!

Hazy Dave said...

You're a prince among men, sir.

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for the flack files! Awesome!