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    Posted: November 02 2006 at 15:30
I was just clicking onto the board when, for some reason, my attention was caught by a word in the streaming audio on the front page. It was crack the sky. I'm not sure why this happened, but it did.
 
So I clicked on the song and really liked what I heard. I checked to see if they had more streaming audio, but they don't.

Does anyone know any thing of this band? any recomandations?
I can strangle a canary in a tin can and it would be really original, but that wouldn't save it from sounding like utter sh*t.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2006 at 15:53
That song is from their album Safety In Numbers. I think it's their best. The opening song is Nuclear Apathy and it's full of great changes. It's a very good album, I highly recommend it. Try checking their website for other samples.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2006 at 16:30
I bought an album of theirs in the 80's called "From the Greenhouse".  I haven't listened to it in years, but I remember the title track being quite good.  It actually received a couple of spins on Buffalo, NY radio when it was released.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2006 at 16:34
I have liked Crack The Sky since aquiring their albums in the late 70's.
Stick to their first three studio albums and their first live album.
Their best listening IMO is side two from the 1978 live album;
5. Ice (12:18)
6. Surf City (7:42)
7. I Am the Walrus (5:36)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2006 at 17:13
I grew up in Baltimore(CtS's unofficial homebase),and know the band and saw them countless times growing up.They are legendary around here.

I agree with Firepuck,their first 3 albums and the 1978 live album are great,but I also recommend their fourth album White Music.This album contains some poppier songs then the previous albums,but also has some great tracks(Skin Deep,Hot Razors in My Heart).

If you liked the streaming audio track be aware that that song is from Saftey in Numbers.Most of the vocals are sung by Gary Lee Chappel,who joined the band after John Palumbo temporarily quit.While Saftey in Numberss is a great CtS album you should try to listen to some stuff with Palumbo on it,he was the creative force in the band.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2006 at 17:39

I've got their live album on vinyl over at my mom's, but no turntable Ouch

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2006 at 20:55
Thanks for the recomndations.
I'll try to find something as soon as I can.
I can strangle a canary in a tin can and it would be really original, but that wouldn't save it from sounding like utter sh*t.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2006 at 12:56

I just signed up for e-Music, which is an iTunes type subscription service for legal downloads.  I clicked on the Progressive Rock tab (BTW, they have a decent selection), and who was on the main page but Crack the Sky with their "Raw" album.

Small world.Big smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 20 2008 at 23:22
Pretty much all of CTS's catolog is available on Itunes now. The latest release marks the return of original bassest Joe Macre. This is one of the greatest Should of Been Bands of all time. Keep Rockin' JP.
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my Crack The Sky page...my second favorite group.....


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