Crack the Sky

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive rock classic rock garage rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

In a career dominated by seemingly endless line-up shuffles and inter-group bickering, US band Crack The Sky might have wasted their chance to become one of the real forces in contemporary rock music. Originally known as ArcAngel, the Ohio River valley-based unit made their debut in 1975 with a self-titled collection for Lifesong Records. The original line-up featured J.M. Griffiths (Jim Griffiths; guitar), Rick Witkowski (guitar), Joe Macre (bass), Joey D’Amico (drums) and the band’s leader and spokesperson, vocalist John Palumbo. By 1976 the album had reached number 161 in the US Billboard charts. Their next two albums also penetrated the US Top 200, Animal Notes reaching number 142 and Safety In Numbers becoming the band’s greatest commercial performance at number 124. These albums featured a stunning selection of Palumbo’s songs - which ranged from intricate jazz rock akin to Santana to Hawkwind -styled space rock. Throughout a genuine...

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