sábado, 25 de março de 2017

Blind Owl - Neo-Prog • United States


BLIND OWL was a Boston based band that only released one album. Drummer Brian Emerson, guitarist Michael Amedure, bass player and vocalist Kenneth Bates, and Keyboardist Bruce Alger came together, and recorded "Debut at Dusk." The album was released by Raptor in 1987. However, it didn't get much notice. The band had some notoriety in New England, but failed to expand their fan base much further. Years later, it was re-released on CD, and became available in many of the better-known prog stores. Because of this, there was more interest in the band long after they were gone, then when they were active.

The other success story of this band is Bruce Alger. He went on to perform with other artists, and was even a member of Eccentric Orbit for a while. The New England music scene still embraces him, and he is sited as an influence by many young artists.

Many of the more familiar comparisons are used for BLIND OWL, but the most prevalent seems to be Asia's first album. Synth is given more due than guitar, and the cues are taken from the classics of the '70s, but it is definitely '80s rock.

H.T. Riekels (bhikkhu)



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