Monday, October 17, 2022

Galaxy - Day Without The Sun (1976 us, extraordinary prog space rock, digipak edition)

Galaxy is a space rock band that played their largest performances in Jacksonville, Florida. The first was in 1975 at the 4th of July street concert sponsored by the Jacksonville Beach chamber of commerce. Galaxy was the only band performing that night, playing to a crowd the newspapers said was over 30 thousand strong. Galaxy performed 42 of their original rock songs that they had learned after being together only 3 months. They performed at the same venue the following year. Galaxy won WAPE radio's first "battle-of-the-bands" in 1976, winning the prize of a recording contract with Bang Records in Atlanta, Ga. that turned out only to be a midnight recording session.

Their winning year brought them to the concert stages to large audiences that included : Annhauser Busch Natural Light Beer debuton Jax. Beach to a crowd of over 250 thousand rock fans as thefinal feature act following a country rock band called "Road Dust" and during Galaxy's concert Leif Garrette made a guest appearance. Galaxy also performed to a Daytona Beach crowd of more that 20 thousand fans at the city's famous band shell on the beach. They recorded only one album called "Day Without The Sun" originally recorded in Florida in 1976 and unearthed by the Italian Akarma label, this is a wonderful mixture of space rock, West Coast guitar solos and Gong-like female vocals which combine superbly to richochet around your brain. The 14 minute title track is awesome....
1. Space Mountain - 4:05 
2. Green Stuff - 4:35  
3. Look What You Done - 3:58 
4. Galaxy - 6:10  
5. Sky Queen - 3:58  
6. Day Without The Sun - 12:22 
All songs by Space Mama Geiger, Frenzi Fabbri

*Frenzi Fabbri - Guitar
*Space Mama Geiger - Keyboards
*Pepper Leonardi - Bass
*Miss Gunner Powell - Drums