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Crack crack

Jay Jay $

Gimme more, gimme more ,Crack the Sky

Good Stuff

Pcklck

I can always count on CTS to not provide the same old, same old. Even within the album the songs are unique and can stand on their own. Nice work!

some good some ??

Magilicutti

The jury is still out on Big Dipper and Jacket. Some really good new tracks otherwise.

About Crack the Sky

Progressive rock group Crack the Sky were formed in Weirton, West Virginia in 1975 by frontman John Palumbo, guitarists Jim Griffiths and Rick Witkowski, bassist Joe Macre, and drummer Joey D'Amico. Crack the Sky were originally dubbed ArcAngel, building a loyal following on the Cleveland and Baltimore club circuits before signing to the Lifesong label to issue their self-titled debut LP, which earned critical acclaim for Palumbo's acerbic lyrics and the songs' complex structures and time changes. Commercial reward was minimal, however, and after completing the band's second LP, 1976's Animal Notes, Palumbo exited to pursue a solo career. D'Amico assumed lead vocal duties on 1978's Safety in Numbers, with singer Gary Lee Chappell featured on the Live Sky release. Crack the Sky then disbanded, but in 1980 Palumbo, Witkowski, and keyboardist Vince DePaul briefly re-formed the group to record the White Music album before again dissolving. Palumbo then formed another new lineup for a series of albums including Photoflamingo, World in Motion I, and Raw before reuniting with Witkowski, D'Amico, and DePaul for a series of 1986 live dates at the Baltimore club Hammerjacks and eventually a new 1989 studio LP, From the Greenhouse. Dog City followed in 1990, and Crack the Sky infrequently reunited throughout the decade to come. ~ Jason Ankeny

ORIGIN
Weirton, WV
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1975

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