Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Album of the Day

The Crime, by Grey Lady Down (1994): GLD (named after a submarine movie starring Charlton Heston, IIRC) were, in their day, about the very epitome of the second wave of neo-prog. Not riffing off the originals of the 70s so much as the 80s groups that had already digested the original stuff. The result, frequently, is entertaining and engaging to listen to, if wholly unoriginal. But when the band cranked on all cylinders, they were capable of some great tunes. Granted, I find their second album, Forces, much better, but how can I not like an album that has not one but two epics about a criminal?

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