I managed to find a way to synchronize personally-provided MP3s to Spotify on my phone so I've been listening to The Red and the Black from the Archive series non-stop and can't get enough. Spotify somehow also knew to recommend Toy Matinee which is a band Buck was a fan of back in the day per the Rick Dees interview on YouTube. Does anybody have any suggestions for contemporary bands with a similar sound? I'm a huge fan of the eclectic style, slick production and progressive tendencies exhibited in tracks like these:
Too many music listeners, particularly in the US, don't have the slightest notion what a concept is.
Thank you, Buck
Blue Öyster Cult released a narrative concept album called Imaginos in 1988 and a thematic concept album called Tyranny & Mutation in 1973.
As for music listeners (especially in the US) not having the slightest notion of what a concept [album]* is, that isn't just a Eurpoean thing. There are plenty of European albums that were super popular in the US (Dark Side of the Moon, Arthur, or Tommy), but endless examples of American bands who have done the same:
Rush's Clockwork Angels and Side A of 2112 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Appetite for Destruction by Guns & Roses Every album by Coheed and Cambria Every album by Kanye West No fewer than three Dream Theater Albums Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage Everclear's Songs From an American Movie I & II
Just off the top of my head.
*I'm going to assume leaving that out was unintentional and not meant to be derisive of American audience's intelligence.
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