Crack The Sky
From the great Crack the Sky comes Joe Macre and his solo album, Bullet Train. Joe Macre is best known as the original bassist for the progressive rock band Crack the Sky, whose debut was voted album of the year in Rolling Stone Magazine in 1975 and is still considered one of the top fifty progressive rock albums of all time.
Crack The Sky is undoubtedly the best progressive rock band that you've most likely never heard of, unless you we're living in Baltimore in the 70's. The band was formed in the early 1970's in West Virginia. It would be several years before they would release their debut self-titled album, Crack The Sky in 1975. Rolling Stone declared this album the 'debut album of the year' and the publication later went on to compare Crack The Sky to the talents of Steely Dan. This review set the bar high for the band.
Critically acclaimed progressive-rock pioneers Crack The Sky celebrate the worldwide availability of select catalog titles today via Carry On Music. The available digital albums span 35 years (1983-2018) and include the following 15 titles—World In Motion 1, The End, Raw, From The Greenhouse, Dog City, Cut, Live | Recher Theatre 6.19.99, Ghost, Dogs From Japan, The Sale, Machine, Ostrich, The Beauty of Nothing, Living In Reverse, Crackology. Listen/buy HERE.
Prog-rock pioneers Crack The Sky, who Rolling Stone Magazine calls “…the Best U.S. Prog Band You’ve Never Heard,” return to New York for the first time in over 20 years to play a special show at The Loft At City Winery Saturday, April 20, 2019. “For the last 20 years, our New York-area fans have had to travel south to come see us, so we are all very excited to finally bring the party to them,” said the band. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to play for them and return to New York City after all of these years. It’s long overdue!”
On January 1, 1976 Stephen Holden of Rolling Stone magazine called the debut album by West Virginian prog-rock pioneers Crack The Sky “…one of year’s most impressive debuts.” Today, some 40 years later the band will release a pair of albums: Living In Reverse, a new studio album; and Crackology, a collection of the band’s 12 career favorites, both out August 24, 2018 on Loud & Proud Records.