This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… The Alan Parsons Project

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A very welcome guest post from Lamneth…

If you were a teenager in Ireland in the era of MT USA on TV every Sunday afternoon then you would have been familiar with at least one Alan Parsons Project song; Don’t Answer Me. Featuring a cartoon video depicting a film noir private detective’s attempt to protect a browbeaten gangster’s moll, the song kicked off musically with a nod to The Ronettes’ Be My Baby drumbeat, then settled into a crisp, melodic and slightly melancholy mid-tempo ballad.

‘Well-crafted’ somehow always sounds like a back-handed compliment, but over half a dozen or so previous albums, Alan Parsons and his manager Eric Woolfson had created a niche corner of progressive rock that, whilst name-checking the likes of Poe and Asimov, ignored the complex time signatures and twenty minute song suites of King Crimson and Yes in favour of concise and quite commercial songs and…

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