Crack the Sky
|Genres:||Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||progressive rock classic rock rock 70s progressive rock progressive|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics official homepage wikidata wikipedia|
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 DAmico (drums) and the bands 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 bands greatest commercial performance at number 124. These albums featured a stunning selection of Palumbos songs - which ranged from intricate jazz rock akin to Santana to Hawkwind -styled space rock. Throughout a genuine...