*Originally released January 4th 2018*
Steve and Doug explore the history of The Alan Parsons Project as they move from progressive rock into pop and back again. The guys talk about music production, strange compilations, and skirting the pop culture line.
Six Degrees From King Crimson:
Alan Parsons Project -> Pink Floyd -> Tony Levin -> King Crimson
Alan Parsons Project -> Mel Collins -> King Crimson
Music featured this week:
Eye In The Sky - Eye In The Sky
More Lost Without You - A Valid Path
I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You - I Robot
4:30 - Or basketball
7:31 - We've mentioned "The Culling" before, but in a nutshell it was an incident decades ago (I want to say mid 80's?) a family member convinced our Dad that any music that wasn't Christian was subversive and needed to be purged. As a result he lost a ton of his vinyl collection. In fairness, he will say that a good percentage of them were also warped from sunlight, so that probably made it an easier argument to buy into
18:26 - The actor's name is Leonard Whiting
1:23:09 - You can at least hear the "black version" of Freudiana here!
1:33:26 - And boy did it work! Here's Steve's video of the track "Breakaway" set to the Beastie Boys video for "Sabotage" called "Sabotage Away"
1:46:25 - Although A Valid Path didn't remain Parsons' last album: The Secret was released in 2019
I Robot - I Robot
Ammonia Avenue - Ammonia Avenue
Funny You Should Say That - Freudiana
The Gold Bug - The Turn Of A Friendly Card
Don't Answer Me - Ammonia Avenue
Too Late - Gaudi
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