Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Big Black Sky

Canadian rockers Prism have sold millions of albums, and the songs say it all - Spaceship Superstar, Armageddon, Take Me Away, Young & Restless, Flying, Take Me to the Kaptin, Night to Remember and others - all Canadian rock standards. Back in 2006 on New Year's Eve I had the pleasure of seeing Helix, Headpins, and Harlequin with Prism closing out the show and ringing in the New Year with their rock anthem Armageddon. Admittedly the band hasn't been quite the same since the death of Ron Tabak back in 1984 but they still soldier on and the live show does kick ass still. Al Harlow does all the lead vocals now and does a pretty good job even though Mrs homercat thought he looked a bit creepy. Back in 2008 Prism actually released a new album called Big Black Sky and I'm just putting it up here today because a lot of folks may not have even realized that they are still recording. The album is quite satisfying if one listens to it without expecting the vocal prowess of Ron Tabak. Back when Prism was a commercial force Al penned a lot of the great songs. Long time Prism fans might be inclined to say that this isn't Prism, it's the Al Harlow band. One would have to judge for yourself.  Love the album cover, probably their best one.

Big Black Sky
Tangiers
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