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McLuhan - 1970 - Anomaly


McLuhan was a US prog rock/jazz fussion band of the east coast. McLuhan was a concept and a mixed-media group where no particular musical venue or style would necessarily prevail. The creator of the idea was David Wright who composed most of the music and wrote the lyrics on their only album. The idea was to try different things in performances including special sound effects such as baby's crying, various weird instruments, background sounds, playing old movies during their performance ("Monster Bride" was actually Bride of Frankenstein and in live performance they would turn on the movie at the point where the 20th Century Fox theme is played). The medium was the message, not the content. Labels didn't matter. The Wise-Fools Pub on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago hired McLuhan to perform every Monday night and they developed a small local following. Their performance got really tight, and eventually led to a record contract. McLuhan only was together for about 1 to 1 ½ years, and they never had a live performance promoting their album... since the very last thing they did was produce Anomaly. It got some obscure radio play but was "dead" as far as the band knew. Anomaly's concept and ideas sound advanced for its time of release (1970). Uniquely American art-rock in a brassy and groovy kind of way. Over the years its become cult album. David Wright - Trumpet/Vocals, Paul Cohn - Flute/Clarinet/Sax, Neal Rosner - Bass/Vocals, John Mahoney - Drums/Vocals, Micahael Linn - Drums, Dennis Stoney Philips - Guitar/Vocals and Tom (Tojza) Laney - Organ/Piano. Bobby Christian-Timpani, xylophone and chimes on Bride and Brief Message 

01 - The Monster Bride
02 - Spiders (In Neil's Basement)
03 - Witches Theme And Dance
04 - A Brief Message From Your Local Media
      I) The Garden
     II) The Assembly Line
    III) Electric Man
    IV) Question

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