Their first album was hailed by Rolling Stone as the best debut of 1975. They had a “prog rock” sound with a ballsy dual lead guitar attack, combined with witty lyrics and a live set that stood up Styx and Kansas. Some people thought they would be the next big thing…
Nowadays, they get back together in one form or another a couple times of year to put on a kick-ass live show. There have been threads about “bands you wish you could see live”…Crack The Sky would definitely be on my list.
No, but I guess I should check them out. Is The Day The Earth Caught Fire a good place to start?
I kind of “rediscovered” Crack The Sky and it’s cool to hear those first three albums again with fresh ears. Despite the departure of John P. in the middle of making Safety In Numbers, I think it’s my favorite. I think Nuclear Apathywould slip nicely into a King Crimson album and A Night on the Town (w/Snow White) always makes me smile with that great catchy doo-wop chorus.
Actually, for some unknown reason I’ve never listened to it. I have the entire album on my hard drive; I think I’ll have at it during lunch. Supposedly you’d like it if you liked Book Early (if you give any credence to amazon.com reviewers). I’d start with Book Early—it’s the closest they ever came to commercial success. Here’s a sample: