Monday, April 20, 2009

Armageddon

prismPrism's first three albums are considered by many the holy triumvirate of Canadian rock and roll. Armageddon is the third album by Canadian rock band Prism, released in 1979 and it is simply amazing. Considered by almost everyone to be their best album, it is also notable for the songwriting & arranging presence of future 80's superstar Bryan Adams and his songwriting partner Jim Vallance. The band is nearly faultless on these 8 tracks and is nearly as perfect an album as there ever was. The album's title track is the probably the band's best song in all their catalog, employing the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on their kick ass ode to Elvis Presley. Lindsay Mitchell conceived the title song during August 1978 in Memphis, where Prism played a concert to the backdrop of the city's police strike, the National Guard controlling the hysteria surrounding the first anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. As Prism flew over Graceland by helicopter, crowds swarming Elvis' shrine below, the events took on an apocalyptic scale in Armageddon's lyrics. If the full blown orchestral intro doesn't send a chill down your spine then you must have no soul. The eight tunes on this album are better than many greatest hits albums by other artists. Classic Canadian Rock that should be in everyone's catalogue!

Armageddon
You Walked Away Again
Buy It


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